UPDATE: Two men arrested in high-speed pursuit

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UPDATE (10:55 a.m.): Police said Gabriel Guillen, 35, of Porterville, and Ruben Lemus Gomez, 26, of Delano, were taken into custody after Thursday night’s chase.

A third person in the vehicle told police they were held against their will.

Guillen was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, conspiracy, felony evading, kidnapping and three unrelated arrests warrants, police said. Lemus Gomez was arrested on suspicion of possession of a concealed firearm and conspiracy.

They’re due in court Wednesday.

Police said the chase began when the vehicle failed to stop for officers who noticed several vehicle code violations, including having a covered license plate.

A loaded gun was discarded by the suspects during the chase and the driver intentionally hit two patrol vehicles, according to police.

The chase ended in the 1500 block of Country Club Drive when the suspect vehicle became disabled after driving onto a front yard.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man was arrested on Thursday night after leading police on a high-speed chase throughout Bakersfield and crashing into multiple K-9 patrol vehicles.

The Bakersfield Police Department said the pursuit started at around 11 p.m. in the area of Niles and Miller streets and lasted for around an hour. At one point, the suspect’s car hit several K-9 patrol cars. It is unclear at this point if the driver was intentionally trying to hit the vehicles.

No one involved in the collisions was injured, according to the department.

BPD said the pursuit ended after the driver eventually crashed the vehicle on Country Club Drive. Law enforcement used minor force to take the suspect into custody and the man was bitten by K-9 at one point, according to BPD.

The department said a firearm was located and is believed to have been thrown out of the vehicle during the pursuit.

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