Sanjay Jha, thanks for getting this story out so quickly. It will now show up on the home page for four hours. If new developments justify it, I'll renew this flag for another cycle.
Chris Brown Car Chase? LAPD Says 'No'
At around 8pm in Los Angeles, a white Bentley began what was to be a 4 hour car chase, and a media frenzy. The driver is apparently Khaled Khaled better known as DJ Khaled of Terror Squad.
Earlier rumors had been flying all over the web as to whether or not the Bentley with Illinois plates belonged to Chris Brown. Last reports say that the Bentley was on the 405 South heading to Manhattan Beach.
Los Angeles was the center for long-drawn out televised car chases, especially since O.J. Simpson's infamous white Bronco semi-escape more than a decade ago.
But few chases have been more surreal than Monday evening's three-hour plus televised slow-speed chase, which many viewers thought at one point might have involved R&B singer Chris Brown.
Brown was yesterday charged with assault / battery after an alleged incident where he physically assaulted his girlfriend Rihanna hours before they were both due to perform at the Grammys.
The driver of a white Bentley with Illinois license plates is leading police on a circuitous slow-speed pursuit on Los Angeles freeways.
Los Angeles police Officer Karen Smith says the chase began shortly before 8 p.m. Monday on Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood.
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The driver of a Bentley led police on a slow-speed chase lasting more than three hours Monday night after fleeing the scene of a reported domestic dispute involving a deadly weapon, a Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman said.
The Illinois-registered white sedan, worth more than $100,000, traversed the city's busiest freeways after leaving the North Hollywood confrontation, drawing a phalanx of police cruisers along the Hollywood Freeway and Interstates 5, 10 and 405, said Los Angeles police Officer Karen Smith.
It was at least the fifth police pursuit of a fleeing driver in Los Angeles in the last two weeks.
The Bentley's driver was believed to be armed, Smith said, so police were "very, very careful" in approach to the pursuit, which began at 7:55 p.m. and ended at 11:15 p.m. when the driver stopped on Lankershim Boulevard, near where he started.