California man drives stolen truck into river following pursuit, police say

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Courtesy: Louis Medina

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – Following pursuit on Saturday morning, police officers in California say they arrested a man who stole a semi-truck in Northeast Bakersfield. Police say the pursuit ended after the suspect drove the semi-truck into the Kern River.

The Bakersfield Police Department said at around 6:30 a.m., officers received a report of a man stealing a semi-truck in the 4000 block of Jewett ave.

According to BPD, the suspect drove through the gated fence and led to a police pursuit. The man drove out toward Round Mountain Road.  

That’s when the man drove into the Kern River, partially submerging the semi-truck, police say.

BPD arrested the suspect for several different charges.

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