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.