UPDATE: Driver arrested on DUI, gun charges after crashing into apartment complex during CHP chase

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man was arrested early Tuesday after a vehicle crashed into an apartment complex in west Bakersfield during a chase.

The California Highway Patrol said the chase started around 1 a.m. when a CHP officer heard gunshots while on patrol then saw a car blow through a lane closure on Stockdale Highway and McDonald Way. 

The driver refused to stop and the car crashed into an apartment complex on Belle Terrace near McDonald Way, according to the CHP. A woman inside the complex received minor injuries.

Officers said Tomice Lee Fryman Jr., 47, was arrested on charges of felony DUI and being a felon in possession of a firearm, among other offenses. He was taken to Kern Medical and will be booked into jail once he’s medically cleared.

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