Hour-long police chase ends in traffic jam on 405 Freeway; 2 in custody

Two people are in custody after a multi-hour police chase through Los Angeles County Saturday night ended in a traffic jam on the 405 Freeway.

The chase started around 10 p.m. in the Bell area. Police said the driver was allegedly wanted for driving under the influence. Once the driver got onto the freeway, the California Highway Patrol picked up the chase. SkyFOX caught up with them near downtown Los Angeles, near the stretch of the 10 Freeway that was recently closed for about a week due to a massive fire. 

The driver continued to lead officers at speeds well over 100 mph, changing freeways several times. Despite police initially saying that the driver was wanted for DUI, the driver was able to make lane changes on the freeway at high speeds, but otherwise appeared to be driving normally.

From downtown, the driver headed into East LA, then the San Gabriel Valley, before heading south on the 605 Freeway and eventually north on the 405.

That's where the pursuit came to an end.

As the chase approached Inglewood, a crash up ahead caused massive backup on the freeway, forcing the driver to stop. That's when CHP officers boxed the driver in with two of their cruisers, got out and ordered the driver to get out of the car. Two people got out of the car and were taken into custody in the middle of the freeway.

Officers then took the car and pulled it over onto the side of the road.