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Wild pursuit of stolen construction truck ends on 10 Freeway



Law enforcement officers took a man into custody on the 10 Freeway Tuesday night after he led authorities on a wild high-speed chase in a stolen construction truck.

The pursuit began in the Inland Empire as the construction truck loaded with cones and dragging a traffic control sign led authorities on a chase all the way to the Pomona Valley.

Multiple attempts to stop the truck were unsuccessful until one of the vehicle’s tires was damaged and the traffic sign the truck was towing tipped over, sending sparks into the air and slowing the vehicle down.

The vehicle led police on the freeway, exited onto surface streets and into oncoming traffic, and returned to the freeway again, all the while dragging the traffic sign as it spewed sparks. The truck had a collision with at least one uninvolved vehicle as the driver attempted to evade authorities.

Law enforcement vehicles eventually gained on the slowing truck on the westbound 10 Freeway, including an armored SWAT vehicle that slammed the truck against the center divider to bring it to a stop.

After the truck was disabled, the driver immediately got out and took off on foot on the opposite side of the freeway where he narrowly avoided being hit by a vehicle.

He was then brought down by a police dog that chased him down on the shoulder of the freeway. The man was bloodied after being wrestled down by the dog and was taken into custody by officers.

The investigation is currently ongoing and the driver has not yet been identified. It’s unclear at this time what charges, aside from evading police, he will likely face.



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