BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Three young men were arrested after leading officers on a car chase throughout central Bakersfield Saturday night.
The Bakersfield Police Department said officers tried to stop a vehicle in the area of Bill Ave. and V Street on Saturday at around 10:15 p.m. after noticing the driver was driving recklessly.
Twenty-year-old Nicklaus Lee from Bakersfield refused to stop and had officers chasing after him throughout central Bakersfield, a chase which eventually ended at the 2700 block of Ming Ave, the BPD said.
Officers also said that at one point, one of the passengers on the back seat threw a reportedly stolen .40 caliber semi-automatic Glock pistol out the window. Lee also tried to intentionally ram one of the officers.
After Lee's car was disabled, he and his two passengers, Jaques Ramey and Lyle Miller, both 19-years-old and from Bakersfield, tried to run away from the police; all three were eventually arrested and taken into custody.
Lee was booked into Kern County Jail for felony evading, weapons charges and participation in a criminal gang. Ramey and Miller were also taken to Kern County Jail for resisting arrest, weapons charges and participation in a criminal street gang.
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