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WATCH: Pursuit Cuts Through McDonald's Drive-Thru

The wrong-way driver led police into a restaurant parking lot before spinning out on a nearby street

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    A pursuit wound into a McDonald's drive-through area Wednesday morning in the north San Fernando Valley. Watch raw video from the Wednesday Dec. 18, 2013 pursuit. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013)

    A driver was taken into custody Wednesday morning after leading authorities on a pursuit that entered a McDonald's drive-through area in the north San Fernando Valley.

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    The pursuit involving a man wanted in connection with a vehicle theft was on surface streets -- at times going against traffic -- in the Panorama City area. The minivan driver cut through traffic to enter a McDonald's parking lot, then squeezed past a sport utility vehicle at the drive-through order window.

    The driver returned to surface streets and an officer used a pursuit intervention technique to send the vehicle into a spin. The minivan stopped on the side of a street and the driver ran from the vehicle, running into a nearby patrol vehicle before officers took him into custody.