A man was tackled and taken into custody after leading authorities on a pursuit in Ventura County Tuesday afternoon.

The truck driver had stopped in a mall parking lot and was involved in a standoff with deputies for about a half-hour before taking off again, aerial video from Sky5 showed.

Soon the driver got on the northbound 101 and headed deeper into Ventura County.

The suspect continued driving erratically on surface streets once getting back off the highway in Thousand Oaks.

After stopping at an intersection, a Ventura County Sheriff’s Office vehicle tried to box the driver in, but he sped off after hitting a curb.

He continued speeding through winding back roads in the area, aerial video showed. Soon, there appeared to be no police vehicles chasing the suspect.

Authorities were waiting for the driver at an intersection in an agricultural area near Camarillo, but he continued to elude them. By then, at least two sheriff’s vehicles were in tow.

About 1:20 p.m. the driver pulled over near Laguna and Wood roads, and deputies surrounded the truck.

The driver got out of the truck after trying to accelerate forward and was tackled by a deputy, aerial video showed.

He was taken into custody without further incident.

Check back for updates on this developing story.


By Richard Moran

Richard Moran loves to write about sports with the Golden State Online. Before that, he worked as a senior writer at ESPN. Richard grew up in San Diego and graduated from the University of San Diego in 2004, after which he worked as an editor for five years.

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