Teen charged for police pursuit that ended in Downey

DOWNEY – A man was charged Tuesday with fleeing police officers in a car chase from Boyle Heights to Downey. 

Nathan Maldonado, 18, faces one felony count of fleeing a pursuing peace officer while driving recklessly. 

According to prosecutors, Maldonado was driving a red Ford Mustang on May 4 and LAPD officers attempted to pull him over in Boyle Heights. 

Maldonado fled, leading police on a chase on the 710 and 5 freeways before stopping in Downey where he was arrested. 

Maldonado has pleaded not guilty to the charges. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 21. 
If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison. Prosecutors requested bail be set at $150,000.