BAKERSFIELD (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says an inmate crashed a van into a gate during an escape attempt at a Southern California jail.
CHP Officer Robert Rodriguez says seven inmates were in the van when one of them managed to get into the driver’s seat early Wednesday at the Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility outside Bakersfield.READ MORE: Beverly Hills Adding Armed, Private Security After Robbery At Chic Restaurant
The inmate drove the van into a parked vehicle before slamming into the main gate. Rodriguez says the inmate was recaptured.READ MORE: Police Search For Driver Who Killed Bicyclist In North Hills
Rodriguez says everyone in the van is being evaluated by medical personnel.
He says the Kern County Sheriff’s Department, which runs the jail, will investigate how the inmate took over the van.MORE NEWS: California Theme Parks, Ballparks To Reopen April 1 If Counties Reach Less Restrictive COVID Tiers
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