BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – A man was arrested by Bakersfield police officers after stealing a semi-truck in Northeast Bakersfield, leading to a police chase Saturday morning. Police said the chase 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 Avenue.
According to police, 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, said police.
Bakersfield police arrested the suspect for several different charges, officers said.