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BPD: Man in stolen vehicle rammed K-9 vehicles during chase

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Posted at 8:37 AM, May 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-06 11:37:31-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — The Bakersfield Police Department said a man in a reportedly stolen vehicle led officers on a chase through Oildale on Thursday night and rammed into two K-9 vehicles.
BPD said no officers reported injuries and the man and a passenger were arrested.

BPD said the incident started shortly after 11:30 p.m. when an officer tried to pull over a vehicle that was reported stolen at Airport Drive and Buck Owens Boulevard. The driver of the vehicle didn't stop and led police on a chase through Oildale during which the driver rammed two K-9 vehicles, said BPD.

BPD said the chase ended in the 4000 block of Chester Avenue and the driver and passenger were arrested. BPD said both people were taken to a local hospital for minor injuries.

James Provo, 37, of Bakersfield, and his passenger, who's name hasn't been released, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy, felony evading, assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, and other charges associated with the chase.