Man Hits Patrol Car, Leads Police on Chase

A man was arrested on Sunday after a high-speed chase that started in northwest Bakersfield and ended 30 miles later.

The wide open intersection of Olive and Riverlakes

The incident began on May 5, 2013 at around 7:50 p.m. when the suspect, 21-year-old Evan Sherlock of Bakersfield, struck a Kern County Sheriff deputy’s patrol car with the compact pickup truck he was driving and fled the scene.

Police said the deputy was stopped at signal light at the intersection of Riverlakes Drive and Olive Drive.

The deputy, who did not sustain any injuries, immediately initiated a pursuit that wound through several area streets and then continued onto southbound Highway 99.

After approximately 30 minutes the chase ended just south of Highway 166 after officers from the California Highway Patrol deployed spike strips to disable Sherlock’s vehicle.

But Sherlock wasn’t done, bolting from the truck on foot.

After a short chase, officers finally caught up with Sherlock, who fought with them before being taken into custody.

Sherlock was transported back to Bakersfield where he was booked into the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Central Receiving Facility for assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, evading a peace officer, hit and run, assault on a peace officer, and numerous vehicle code violations.

His bail is set for  $90,810.00

“No one was hurt during the pursuit including the deputy and the suspect,” said a spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol in an email.

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