Carjacking And Kidnapping Suspect Arrested After Crashing Into Light Pole
BAKERSFIELD — A woman that carjacked a man with a knife is currently being treated at a local hospital after crashing the stolen vehicle into a light pole in northwest Bakersfield on Friday night. Monique Hernandez, 29, will be transferred to the Kern County Sheriff’s Central Receiving Facility and booked on charges of carjacking, kidnapping and felony evading, officials said.
According to the sheriff’s department, Hernandez carjacked a 2003 Ford Mustang that was stopped at the intersection of Olive and Knudsen Drive at about 9 p.m. on Feb. 28. The victim told deputies that she entered through the passenger door when he was stopped for a red light, and held a knife up to his neck, telling him to drive.
“The victim then drove to the area of Olive Drive and Roberts Lane where he was forced to get out of his vehicle and another female got into the vehicle,” said sheriff’s public information officer Ray Pruitt. “The victim sustained a minor injury as the suspects sped away.”
A short time later, officials said a deputy spotted Hernandez still driving the stolen vehicle eastbound on Columbus Street at North Inyo Street, where she was asked to stop.
“The suspect failed to yield, leading deputies on a pursuit, which eventually ended a few miles away with the vehicle crashing into a light pole,” Pruitt said.
Hernandez and two other female passengers, along with the victim were transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.
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