BPD patrol vehicle involved in hit-and-run accident in Northeast Bakersfield

Police:Driver ran from car after crash

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A driver was taken into police custody after he slammed into the back of a Bakersfield Police Department vehicle.

It happened just after 7 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of University Ave. and Wenatche Ave.

The driver of a silver Nissan was driving west on University Ave. when he rear-ended the commercial enforcement vehicle being driven by Officer Timothy Berchtold, according to BPD. Several people suffered minor injuries.

The driver got out of the car and ran, leaving behind three passengers. A female passenger tried to run but was taken into custody, according to BPD. The driver of the car was found a short time later and taken into custody.

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