UPDATE: Man who led officers on foot chase across Hwy. 58 had firearm, drugs in vehicle, BPD says

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UPDATE (2:05 p.m.): A 26-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday after drugs and a firearm were allegedly found in his vehicle.

The Bakersfield Police Department said at around 7:36 p.m., officers attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 2300 block of Brundage Lane. The driver, later identified as Kerry Edwards, exited his vehicle and fled from officers on foot, according to BPD.

The department said Edwards ran across all lanes of Highway 58 before surrendering a short time later. A loaded and unregistered firearm was found in his vehicle, as well as unspecified amounts of marijuana, cocaine and oxycodone, according to BPD.

The department said Edwards was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of controlled substance for sales, evading police and being armed while in possession of drugs.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man was arrested after leading officers on a foot pursuit across Hwy. 58 on Wednesday.

Video sent to 17 News shows a man running from Bakersfield police officers across the busy highway. According to witnesses, the foot chase started near Brundage Lane and A Street before the suspect jumped a fence and led officers onto the 58. 

The chase didn’t last long, with the suspect being taken into custody shortly after. No word yet on how the chase started.

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