Driver taken to hospital due to K-9 bite

Driver hit speeds of 100 mph


A man was taken to the hospital because of a bite from a police K-9.

A Kern County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to make a traffic enforcement stop on a 1990 Chevrolet pick-up truck being driven over 100 miles per hour on southbound Hwy 99 near Brundage Lane in Bakersfield early Saturday morning.

The driver of the truck failed to yield and eventually stopped in the area of Ming Avenue and Hughes Lane after a 4 minute pursuit.

The driver of the truck, 26-year-old William Wright, was uncooperative with Deputies and was taken into custody after being subdued a K-9 unit.

Wright was transported to Kern Medical Center for treatment of a dog bite to his leg then booked into the Kern County Sheriff's Office Central Receiving Facility for the following charges: reckless driving, reckless vehicular evading, resisting arrest and interfering with a Sheriff’s K-9.

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