Wild Police Chase Ends In Downtown Atlanta

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ATLANTA — A driver trying to speed away from police was taken into custody after a chase that stretched across two metro counties and ended in midtown Atlanta on Wednesday afternoon.

Channel 2 Action News broadcast the high-speed chase live as it unfolded.

News Chopper 2 captured video of police boxing in the car and then taking the suspect into custody.

Police identified the driver as David Vizcarra, 19, of Forest Park.

Morrow police told Channel 2’s Ryan Young that a shopper spotted someone taking their car from a mall and called police. Officers then spotted the stolen Honda Civic and followed the driver up Interstate 75. The pursuit reached speeds of 85 miles per hour, according to police.

Several metro Atlanta agencies, including Atlanta police, joined the chase, eventually stopping the vehicle on the Downtown Connector near 10th Street. Police broke out the vehicle’s windows and pulled the man through the driver side window, placing him in handcuffs.

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