Fleeing suspect crashes into jail

Sept. 1, 2011 at 4:00 AM

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Los Angeles police said a suspect believed to have been involved in a drug deal fled officers through downtown and crashed his vehicle into the Central Jail.

Police said undercover narcotics officers witnessed a drug deal at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and followed the man until he started driving the wrong way through downtown streets, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

The man, who was not identified, was arrested after he struck several parked vehicles and crashed his car into the Los Angeles County Central Jail on Bauchet Street.

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