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.
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.
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.
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.
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.