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CHP pursuit in Kern County on the 99, suspect in custody

Posted: 4:06 PM, Oct 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-01 00:14:51Z
CHP pursuit on the 99, using all lanes
CHP pursuit on the 99, using all lanes

A CHP pursuit began this afternoon in Los Angeles and ended in Kern County with the driver topping 115 miles per hour. 

The driver was reportedly weaving in and out of traffic throughout the chase.

This chase began just after 4 p.m. when Fort Tejon CHP officers were asked to help with a pursuit from Los Angeles County.

The officers pursued the vehicle into Bakersfield at speeds around 100 mph until Bakersfield CHP officers took over.

CHP was able to use a spike strip near Highway 99 and Taft Highway to flatten the drivers left front tire. The pursuit then continued at high speeds before officers attempted to use another spike strip at Lerdo Highway. Officials said that because of the traffic and speed they were unable to attempt the second spike strip.

Police said that the woman who was driving was reportedly mentally ill and off of her medication.

The suspect's vehicle eventually became disabled on the Northbound 99, just south of Whisler Road.

The woman was taken into custody and there have been no reported injuries in the vehicle or throughout the pursuit.