Ridgecrest Chase Ends With One in Custody

Ridgecrest Chase Ends With One in Custody

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RIDGECREST — The man who led police on a wild car chase through the streets of Ridgecrest last week ended in his arrest, for the second time in as many days.

Charles Duluena Wong, 25, was booked into Kern County Jail on charges of reckless evading a peace officer and obstructing or resisting a peace officer. His bail was set at $40,000.

According to the Ridgecrest Police Department, the incident began when officers arrived at the Spring Hill Suites around 10 a.m. on January 6, to investigate a reported trespassing.

Officers said that when they arrived, the Wong fled the scene in a vehicle, leading them on a seven-minute pursuit that started at Ward Avenue and China Lake Boulevard, and ended at Norma Street and Upjohn Avenue.

During the pursuit, police said the suspect ran several stop signs and red lights, while weaving his way through residential and commercial streets, at times reaching speeds of 55 mph. Wong was eventually stopped and taken into custody.

It was the second time in as many days that Wong had been in an altercation with police, after he was arrested for trespassing and threatening a an officer at the Hampton Inn on January 5.

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