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It's an........ "only in CA thing", LOL!

 

Guy (disgruntled employee?) stole an HDT (looks like a Volvo 780) with an - ACT - "Advanced Chemical Transport" trailer.

May be placarded for Haz-Mat - manifest unkn.

Has been running on local TV thru most of So. CA from Apple Valley area to I-10 Eastbound - near

Palm Springs.

 

So CA news channel gave up on live coverage after 2 hours.

 

CHP in "follow mode" - sure can't "pit" a tractor-trailer.

Depending on fuel - may end up in AZ.

 

Maybe an exciting? conclusion on your news channel.

 

Edit -happened to turn on TV again - diff channel - now approx 3 hours.

Driver took Hwy 62 (divided two lanes each direction) toward Twentynine Palms.

Driver pulled a commendable (for ability) U trun at an intersection - heading back towards I-10 (again)

 

No mas - - (1:30 PM) better things to do, LOL.

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Yeah, it's hard to spike HDT's too. Too bad the good old days are gone. As soon as they left the populated areas our DPS would park beside the road and shoot the driver as he drove by. It worked with stolen city buses, too.

 

Oops, Is that politically incorrect for me to say that?

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Yeah, it's hard to spike HDT's too. Too bad the good old days are gone. As soon as they left the populated areas our DPS would park beside the road and shoot the driver as he drove by. It worked with stolen city buses, too.

 

Oops, Is that politically incorrect for me to say that?

 

For any liberals reading that post, he meant that the DPS would "shoot" the driver angry looks and write them a letter explaining to the undocumented transitional owner that taking other people's property is not very nice..... and they would really really mean it....

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It's an........ "only in CA thing", LOL!

 

Guy (disgruntled employee?) stole an HDT (looks like a Volvo 780) with an - ACT - "Advanced Chemical Transport" trailer.

May be placarded for Haz-Mat - manifest unkn.

Has been running on local TV thru most of So. CA from Apple Valley area to I-10 Eastbound - near

Palm Springs.

 

So CA news channel gave up on live coverage after 2 hours.

 

CHP in "follow mode" - sure can't "pit" a tractor-trailer.

Depending on fuel - may end up in AZ.

 

Maybe an exciting? conclusion on your news channel.

 

Edit -happened to turn on TV again - diff channel - now approx 3 hours.

Driver took Hwy 62 (divided two lanes each direction) toward Twentynine Palms.

Driver pulled a commendable (for ability) U trun at an intersection - heading back towards I-10 (again)

 

No mas - - (1:30 PM) better things to do, LOL.

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Driver took Hwy 62 (divided two lanes each direction) toward Twentynine Palms.

Driver pulled a commendable (for ability) U trun at an intersection - heading back towards I-10 (again)...

 

Hi intensity sensitivity microphones picked up the driver appealing for negotiations... no ... wait... we have reports what he said was, " &%^%$( GPS! "

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http://abc7.com/news/stolen-semi-truck-leads-chp-on-chase-across-inland-empire/1509915/

 

Probably not the way they ended on Adam12...cell phones being so rare in those days.

 

 

"Through talking with him on the phone, he decided he wanted to turn himself in, and they worked out a deal for him to pull in here and to stop," Costelow explained. "That's when he got out of the vehicle, really without incident, and was taken into custody."

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The guy got back on I-10 Westbound.

 

Immediately pulled into a rest stop and surrendered without incident.

 

Good outcome for all - *EXCEPT* a disappointed Land Shark (only got to chew on his play-toy).

 

Guess the driver just needed room and board -3 Hots and a Cot- for 30 days (CA early release program)..

 

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Ok, obviously the poor guys I-S H I F T was stuck in.....C R E E E P -M O D E.....

 

So maybe he was Just getting the starting driver pay of $0.23 / mile until.......he hooked the nice U-turn without hopping over the divider in hopes of getting the Pro-driver rate of $0.26 / mile.......

 

The good thing is that he did not bust the 11.5 hr limit and so the cops could have just waited at the rest stop and drank Dr Pepper and tossed the cans in the ditch......is a empty Dr P can considered ...Hazmat? ?

 

Must have been a slow-news day.......

 

Drive on.......(who hijacked my.....Hazmat)

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Come on Dolly,

 

The guy was sooo enamored with that I-shift Volvo he just didn't want to stop driving.

 

Steve

 

I-Shift you not.......

Excuses you might try on ....LEO

 

What-da-heck........da-tranny-made-me-do-it.....

 

Officer.......my I- tranny froze in 7th gear

 

My I-shift blue screened...

 

Scrap programed my I-tranny in "alternate mode" and hid neutral.

 

Shucks....I thought all them pretty blue and red lights was my Hazmat escorts

 

And if pulled over by big5er try......I was in Dr. Pepper withdraaaawl..

 

Drive on...........(Whats your excuse .....today?)

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I was wondering what all the excitement was about, I passed the surrender scene on my way back from Palm Springs the other day. Three CHP vehicles and a half dozen or so news trucks all jockeying for position in the rest area. Did a pretty good job backing up westbound traffic for a half mile or so.

 

Guess it was a slow news day.

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I'm guessing he stole an automatic transmission truck. An automatic is much easier to handle during a hot pursuit.

 

Naw - it's wasn't a "hot" pursuit. He mostly maintained the speed limit/s. Just a loooong pursuit.

 

Apparently the truck was stolen in or near Bakersfield about 6:30 AM. Somehow he disabled the transponder, but there was a second one - which located him in Apple Valley about 10:30 AM - and

the actual "pursuit" began. It ended about 2:45 PM.

 

 

On Hwy 62 - which would eventually (also) get him to AZ - he would slow and almost stop at intersections.

 

He was doing better on flat or gradual downhills of I-10 - then 62 is kind of gradual uphill towards 29 Palms

- which may be why he reversed direction.

 

One news channel later showed the interior of the trailer - almost empty, so -

IMO - he had a row your own - and wasn't up to that, between the intersections and the uphill.

 

 

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