UPDATE: CHP identifies man who led officers on high-speed chase through Bakersfield

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UPDATE: The CHP said at around 11:51 a.m., officers in the Fort Tejon area broadcast a notice that they were involved in a pursuit on northbound Interstate 5 in the area of Highway 99 of a white Audi wanted for a speed violation.

Officers in the Bakersfield area took over the pursuit at Highway 99 and Houghton Road until the pursuit ended at 24th and Oak streets. The CHP said the driver, identified as 41-year-old Ramses Nieves, refused to exit the vehicle and had to be forcefully extracted with the help of the K-9 unit.

The department said Nieves was injured during the extrication and was taken to Kern Medical Hospital for treatment. Once he is medically cleared for booking, the CHP said Nieves will be arrested and booked into Kern County Jail.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A high-speed chase that began in the Fort Tejon area just before noon ended at 24th and Oak streets after the driver exited Highway 99, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A Bakersfield police dog was used to take the driver into custody, CHP Officer Robert Rodriguez said. The driver suffered injuries and has been taken to a hospital.

It’s suspected the driver was under the influence of a controlled substance, Rodriguez said.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

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