A man is in police custody this week after leading sheriff’s deputies on a short chase through Palmdale.
Deputies from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station were called around 5:20 p.m. Tuesday to the intersection of 30th Street East and Avenue R after they received a call that a driver had passed out at the wheel of a Ford Fiesta, said a Palmdale Station watch commander.
When deputies approached the man, they noticed that he had a handgun next to him. The suspect then woke up and led deputies on a high-speed chase through Palmdale, authorities said.
The man attempted to make a left turn onto East Avenue Q-11, lost control of the Fiesta, hit a curb and crashed into a Honda Accord parked on a front yard of a home in the 1800 block of East Avenue Q-11, the watch commander said.
The man then ran away from the scene but was quickly captured by deputies and taken into custody.
He was later taken to a hospital to treat gunshot wounds police say that he had previously suffered in an earlier shooting in Palmdale but reinjured in the crash.