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UPDATED: Driver Leads Glendora Police on Chase

Driver reportedly almost hit an officer and nearly crashed during pursuit into Duarte.

UPDATE, 6:53 p.m.: The reported drunk driver who led on a chase into Duarte was identified as Michelle Masterman, 49, from Glendora. Masterman was booked on suspicion of felony evading and DUI.

Masterman entered a Glendora bar and was allegedly refused service because she was drunk, said Sergeant Scott Strong.

She went back to her vehicle and that's when officers witnessed her drive away and the chase began shortly thereafter.

Officers attempted to pin the suspect before she entered the 210 freeway. As she came to a stop, officers approached and broke one of her car windows to force her out, but she sped off, Strong said.

As the chase entered Duarte, Masterman encountered some traffic and authorities were able to box the driver in and terminate the pursuit, Strong said.

PREVIOUSLY: A reported drunk driver led police on a pursuit Wednesday afternoon into Duarte.

The chase began just before 5:30 p.m. after police were called to the area of Vista Bonita and Meda avenues on a reported DUI driver. An officer had been following the driver for a short distance before attempting to conduct a traffic stop. Once the officer activated his lights and sirens, the driver failed to yield, according to scanner reports.

The driver obeyed traffic laws briefly as the chase continued south through Glendora, although the driver reportedly ran a red light at one point.

Officers attempted to get the driver to stop by breaking one of the car's windows, but the driver continued and allegedly nearly hit an officer, according to scanner reports.

The chase continued west on the Interstate 210 freeway and reached speeds of up to 85 miles per hour.

Nearly causing a collision, the driver continued west with a California Highway Patrol officer leading the chase. The pursuit ended around 5:40 p.m. with the driver being taken into custody near Buena Vista Avenue in Duarte.

This story will continue to be updated as information becomes available.

Jennifer van der Hoorn August 16, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Way to Go Kevin Nevell, thank you for keeping T. Phillip's a safe place for our community!
Tom Guiterrez August 16, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Finally a bartender with common sense!
Patched in August 17, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Prohibition made most in the NWO as well as Joe Kennedy Sr, Very Rich Men !
Lou Irigoyen August 17, 2012 at 04:49 PM
That is exactly what I was implying by my comment. If the gun lobby was as powerful as the liquor lobby, you would probably be able buy a handgun in most supermarkets without a permit. Funny how thin the line is between morality and money huh? The same politicians that scream for gun law reform would cringe if they realized that a major portion of their personal investments is in munitions companies. It's all lip service. Nothing more.
John August 18, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Wow, I cant believe we have gotten to a point when we have forgotten prohibition. That is just sad. We are bound to repeat our mistakes if we don't remember our past.

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