Fullerton Police officers were led on a brief vehicle pursuit Saturday, ending with two male suspects being arrested after crashing their SUV into a pole.

An arrest team from FPD immediately had their weapons deployed in this high-risk vehicle pullover.

An arrest team from FPD immediately had their weapons deployed in this high-risk vehicle pullover. Photo credit: Joe Trujillo

Officers boxed-in the vehicle at a traffic light on Orangethorpe Avenue and Iowa Place and immediately drew their weapons.

The officers instructed the suspects to put their hands in the air but the driver of the SUV did not comply. The driver accelerated forward, crashing into the unmarked black truck, speeding down Orangethorpe Avenue heading east and immediately turned left onto state Route 57 heading north.

A caravan of FPD vehicles pursuing two suspects on the 57-freeway northbound.

A caravan of FPD vehicles pursuing two suspects on the 57-freeway northbound. Photo credit: Joe Trujillo

The police caravan went in pursuit of the fleeing vehicle during rush hour traffic, exiting the highway onto Yorba Linda Boulevard heading east.

The suspects turned onto Placentia Avenue, then onto Topaz Lane before heading back down to Yorba Linda Boulevard, crashing into a pole.

Two fleeing suspects crash into a pole. The driver ran off on foot but was quickly apprehended by police. The passenger remained in the SUV with both hands up in the air.

Two fleeing suspects crash into a pole. The driver ran off on foot but was quickly apprehended by police. The passenger remained in the SUV with both hands up in the air. Photo credit: Joe Trujillo

The driver fled on foot, but authorities quickly apprehended him. The second suspect was inside the SUV with both hands in the air. Officers had their weapons drawn, instructing the passenger to get out of the vehicle but the man said, “I cannot move my legs.”

Within a few minutes, he pulled himself out of the vehicle with his hands up and officers gave instructions to get on the floor and roll towards them.

FPD officers taking down the second suspect involved in a high-speed pursuit with the help of a canine in the city of Fullerton.

FPD officers taking down the second suspect involved in a high-speed pursuit with the help of a canine in the city of Fullerton. Photo credit: Joe Trujillo

It took seven officers and a canine, to restrain the suspect who resisted arrest. Soon after, an ambulance arrived to attend to suspect’s first aid needs.

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