Stolen Big Rig Pursuit Ends in Arrest

A man was forcibly taken into custody by CHP officers after a short pursuit from Newhall to Sun Valley on Sept. 13 2016

Deputies found the vehicle in the unincorporated area of Apple Valley near the town of Victorville at around 10:30 a.m.

California Highway Patrol officers Tuesday pursed a stolen big rig through the Inland Empire before the driver eventually surrendered, CBS Los Angeles reported.

Alvarez said the truck was hauling non-explosive materials.

CHP officers are a now pursuing a stolen big rig through the Inland Empire, and so far officers are keeping their distance. The thief disabled a Global Positioning System tracking device, but the company was able to find the truck's location through a second tracking device and notified authorities.

The driver, who appeared to be alone in the cab of the truck, reportedly told police that he was not armed and that he doesn't want to go back to jail. According to its website, the company handles several forms of hazardous waste up to and including nuclear materials.

The company told Eyewitness News that it was not aware of the pursuit.

The original driver was with a company response team to retrieve the truck once the chase was over.

The story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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