LOS ANGELES -- The driver of a sport utility vehicle led police on a high speed freeway chase this morning before crashing his vehicle into a center divider in the East Los Angeles interchange.
South Gate police initially responded to a disturbance call of a man playing loud music in his SUV.
KTLA spotted the pursuit on the northbound Harbor (110) Freeway in the Carson area just before 7 a.m.
Cazares slowed at least two times, almost faking out pursuing officers.
He then drove away and eventually got onto the northbound 5 Freeway near Interstate 10.
Moments later, Cazares crashed the SUV into the center divider at Cesar Chavez Avenue in the East Los Angeles interchange, causing the vehicle to skid sideways and come to a stop.
The California Highway Patrol says the crash was intentional.
Cazares was being treated at a local hospital for his injuries. A report on his condition was not available, but authorities said he was placed on psychiatric hold.
Investigators say it is his birthday and he showed up at his child's mother's house, apparently unwanted.
The woman called police when Cazares refused to leave, according to authorities.
Cazares later told police that the crash was a suicide attempt.
Northbound traffic was down to one lane following the crash. All lanes have since reopened.
The suspect faces several charges including reckless driving, reckless endangerment and possible DUI, according to the CHP.