Officer hits suspect with patrol vehicle to end pursuit in SW Bakersfield

Crime Watch

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A police officer used their vehicle to stop a suspect from fleeing and end a pursuit in southwest Bakersfield.

Bakersfield police Sgt. Robert Pair said officers tried to pull over a driver in a reported stolen vehicle near Sherwood Avenue and Benton Street just after 3 p.m. The driver in the vehicle didn’t pull over and led police on a chase through south Bakersfield.

At one point, according to police, the driver stopped and officers approached the vehicle, but the suspect backed into the police cruiser missing officers.

The driver then drove to Wible Road and White Lane where he collided into another driver. Pair said the suspect got out of the car then an officer hit the suspect with a patrol vehicle causing minor injuries to the suspect.

One officer suffered minor injuries during the incident. The driver invovled in the collision on White Lane and Wible Road was not injured.

The suspect driver was taken into custody.

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