Stolen semi-truck leads CHP on chase across SoCal

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- A driver in a reportedly stolen semi-truck led California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase across the Inland Empire, east of Los Angeles on Tuesday.

The incident began at around 10:30 a.m. in Apple Valley, where the driver failed to yield, according to San Bernardino County sheriff's officials.

The truck took off southbound on the 15 Freeway and continued all the way past Box Springs, Riverside and Moreno Valley, at times reaching speeds of up to 70 mph.

The suspect also drove onto the eastbound 60 Freeway, speeding through Gilman Springs and Beaumont, and then continued onto the 10 Freeway into the Banning area.

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.

The company name on the truck reads "ACT Enviro," a company that transports hazardous material. The company told Eyewitness News that it was not aware of the pursuit.
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