BPD still declining interviews regarding crashed patrol car

Car estimated to cost about $30k

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - It's been 11 days since a Bakersfield Police officer wrecked a brand new patrol car while allegedly on a joy ride and still no answers from police.

Witnesses told 23ABC the officer said he had taken a new Ford Interceptor out on the Westside Parkway to see how fast it would go.

They said the officer hit an unfinished patch of pavement and crashed.

People who were at the scene said the officer was intimidating witnesses and ordering them to erase their cell phone pictures and said "this never happened."

23ABC has made multiple requests for documents and interviews from both city and police officials regarding the incident.

While the BPD has provided limited documents that don't shed much light on the case, they have refused to talk about the crash saying it is still under investigation.

Bakersfield police declined another interview request today.

The car estimated to cost close to $30,000 of taxpayer money was heavily damaged in the crash.

23ABC will continue to search for answers in this case. 

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