Driver surrenders in Calif. after hours-long police pursuit in stolen big rig

A suspect stole the truck and led police on a very long chase.

YUCCA VALLEY, Calif.  — California Highway Patrol officers Tuesday pursed a stolen big rig through the Inland Empire before the driver eventually surrendered, CBS Los Angeles reported

The pursuit began in the Apple Valley area shortly after 10 a.m. The driver led officers southbound through San Bernardino County and then eastbound through Riverside County. The driver surrendered around 1:40 p.m. 

The truck appeared to have been stolen from ACT Enviro, a Sunnyvale company that transports hazardous waste, discarded electronics and other payloads. In a statement, the company said the truck was stolen sometime before 6:30 a.m. It contained 76 drums of non-explosive, non-radioactive non-flammable materials.

The driver of the big rig told officers he did not want to go back to jail. The driver’s identity and criminal history was not immediately known.  

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