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CHP identifies Friday’s stolen big rig suspect, says he attempted to carjack more vehicles

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CHP identifies Friday’s stolen big rig suspect, says he attempted to carjack more vehicles

TEHAMA COUNTY, Calif. - California Highway Patrol says it took a man in custody after he began a pursuit with a stolen big rig in Tehama County.

The big rig was located on Paskenta Rd. near Ogm Rd. when a CHP officer attempted to pull the vehicle over at about 11:30 a.m. Friday.

The big rig yielded momentarily but reversed at a high rate of speed and crashed into a CHP vehicle.

CHP says the person driving the vehicle, 34-year-old Trey King, took off and a pursuit began.

King attempted to crash into officers' vehicles before taking off on foot and getting into a Ford F-150 and continuing the pursuit.

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King then began driving the wrong way in the northbound lanes of Interstate-5. At this point, CHP stopped the pursuit for the safety of the public.

King then sideswiped a big rig, crashed into a bridge abutment before coming to a stop in the center divider.

King then took off on foot and attempted to carjack other vehicles.

Officers used a taser before King was then taken into custody.

CHP says an imitation handgun and two methamphetamine pipes were found.

His bail is set at $50,000.

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