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Auto theft suspects crash shortly after Pasadena police end pursuit

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A suspected stolen vehicle was crashed Saturday, shortly after Pasadena police broke off a vehicle pursuit that entered the Foothill (210) Freeway.

The pursuit began about 4 p.m. at Lake Street near the 210 Freeway, said Pasadena police Lt. Rudy Lemos.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle for a traffic code violation but the driver sped away, Lemos said. A police helicopter was overhead, so the decision was made to end the ground pursuit.

The fleeing suspects crashed into two vehicles on the eastbound freeway near the Sierra Madre Boulevard exit, Lemos said.

The driver was arrested for suspicion of grand theft auto, a narcotics violation and an outstanding warrant. One passenger was arrested on an outstanding warrant and a second was questioned and released, the lieutenant said.

A person in one of the struck vehicles was treated at the scene for a complaint of pain, he said.

The Sierra Madre Boulevard off-ramp was temporarily shut down for the investigation, he said.

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