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High-speed chase that started in Fort Tejon ends in Bakersfield

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Posted at 2:34 PM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 17:35:44-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A high-speed chase that lasted around an hour and covered Highway 99 from Fort Tejon to the streets of Bakersfield ended when K-9 units assisted in apprehending the driver.

The California Highway Patrol said at around 11:51 a.m., the Fort Tejon CHP were involved in a pursuit on northbound I-5 at Hwy. 99 with a white Audi vehicle wanted for speeding. The Audi continued northbound on Hwy. 99 into the Bakersfield CHP Area.

Bakersfield CHP officers took over the pursuit at Houghton Road and continued north on the 99 toward Bakersfield.

At one point in the pursuit, the Audi exited Hwy. 99 and continued to flee on city streets.

The Audi came to a stop on 24th Street at Oak Street. The driver, Ramses Nieves, did not comply with commands and refused to exit the vehicle.

The Bakersfield Police Department K-9 unit assisted with the extrication of Nieves from the vehicle and he was taken into custody.

Nieves was injured during the extrication and taken to Kern Medical Hospital. Once medically cleared for booking, Nieves will be booked into Kern County Jail.

No officers or civilians were injured and no property was damaged during the pursuit.