Suspect arrested after police try impounding car, man flees

BAKERSFIELD - A vehicle and foot chase ended with one man in custody after police tried impounding the suspect's El Camino Wednesday morning.

A police officer stopped 33-year-old Archie Weir for vehicle code violations. Weir also had a suspended license. The officer told Weir that his 1986 blue El Camino would be impounded, said Sgt. Joe Grubbs in a press release.

Weir fled in his car to eastbound Highway 58 and exited on Oswell Street. Weir was driving into oncoming traffic lanes, so police called off the chase for safety, Sgt. Grubbs said.

Weir got out of his car in sight of officers near the 2800 block of Edison Highway.

Officers pursued Weir to the fields on the south end of Ramon Garza Elementary School where they were able to take him into custody after a brief struggle. Weir was transported to a local hospital for treatment of the injuries he sustained while being taken into custody, Sgt. Grubbs said.

Weir was arrested on charges of various vehicle code violations and resisting arrest and will be booked into the Kern County Jail after hospital treatment for injuries.

Ramon Garza School was on lock-down for a short period of time.

There were no other injuries as a result of this pursuit.

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

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