The California Highway Patrol was pursuing a possibly stolen SUV Friday night in the San Gabriel Valley.
The pursuit began when authorities tried to pull the SUV over, and the driver refused to yield.
The SUV was spotted in the El Sereno area around 6 p.m. before getting off the freeway and heading toward Monterey Park.
The pursuit came to a stop in Monterey Park, and the driver began burning rubber. Smoke began billowing up from the tires, and authorities were concerned a fire might break out.
Officers were able to approach the SUV and take the driver into custody.