A truck driver is in custody after leading the California Highway Patrol on a stop-and-go pursuit on I-15 through the Mohave Desert this morning.
Police See Woman Trying to Escape Fleeing Truck
The incident began around 8:00 this morning when a white bobtail was reported driving erratically. When police began pursuing the truck at speeds of up to 80 mph, they saw a woman inside trying to get out of the truck, leading them to believe that she was held against her will.
Truck Driver Plays Cat and Mouse With Cops
The truck led police on a pursuit, repeatedly coming to a stop and waiting until officers approached with weapons drawn before inching forward and fleeing.
At 9:40, the truck stopped for the last time about 15 miles south of Barstow. Officers opened the truck door and yanked the driver out. He was injured but investigators did not elaborate on the nature of his injuries. He was transported to the hospital in an ambulance.
Truck Driver Hospitalized for Undisclosed Injuries
Police say that the woman inside the truck was able to escape at some point during the pursuit.
I-15 was shut down in both directions for over an hour during the pursuit while police attempted to talk to the truck driver on the phone.