Garden Grove PD officers pursued a DUI suspect to Long Beach on Tuesday in a late-night chase that ended with the suspect’s vehicle flipping and ending on its side after the driver attempted to counter a PIT maneuver.
Christopher Guerrero, 31, is in custody on suspicion of driving under the influence and felony evading following the April 18 incident.
The chase began at 11:46 p.m. when the driver failed to yield to a Garden Grove PD officer who was initiating a traffic stop.
The driver drove onto the westbound 22 Freeway and into Long Beach where it exited onto city streets.
Officers used the PIT maneuver, for precision immobilization technique or pursuit intervention technique, in which they bump into the moving car to get it to spin and come to a stop.
After the suspect tried to counter the maneuver and flipped his vehicle at Anaheim and Studebaker roads, he and a male passenger refused officers’ commands to exit the car.
Officers used less-lethal munitions to break out the rear window and, after realizing that the men were trapped in the vehicle, they helped get them out.
Both men were treated at the scene by the Long Beach Fire Department and transported to a hospital with minor injuries.
The Seal Beach PD assisted in the incident.