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Prosecutors filed charges Wednesday against the off-duty Bakersfield police officer who allegedly struck six cars while driving under the influence June 23.
Justin West is charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence and misdemeanor DUI causing bodily injury, said Michael Yraceburn, Kern County Supervising Deputy District Attorney.
West allegedly rear-ended one vehicle, struck four other parked ones and then rolled on top of a sixth while eastbound in the 11400 block of Hageman Road near Jewetta Avenue.
He was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from his car, sustaining moderate injuries.
No one else was injured.
An expired vehicle registration was the spark Thursday afternoon in Wasco for a confrontation between Kern County Sheriff's Office deputies and Alfonso Trujillo.
A probation compliance check Wednesday by deputies in Bakersfield resulted in five arrests and the seizure of more than 20 grams of methamphetamine.
Deputies arrested two people Thursday morning after finding a 3-year-old and an 8-month-old child left alone in an east Bakersfield residence.
ADVOCATES HONORED IN D.C.: Bakersfield went to Washington, D.C., this week, as the Kern County Homeless Collaborative was recognized Monday for its efforts to end chronic homelessness.
State oil regulators have added another Kern County disposal well to the list of 11 shut down under emergency orders in July because officials worry they may have contaminated protected groundwater.
California City police arrested a man Wednesday after he allegedly punched, choked, sexually assaulted and attempted to stab his girlfriend.
An alleged drunken driver injured two people early Thursday after smashing his pickup into an apartment building and two parked vehicles.
CAL-SOAP CHANGES UNDERWAY: Most days, incoming Bakersfield College freshman Carmen Murillo begins an 8-hour workday at 4 a.m. at The Garlic Company on Zerker Road. She travels from her home in Shafter to sort garlic to pay for her personal expenses.
A house fire Wednesday morning east of downtown destroyed a single-story home, and arson investigators said it was the third recent fire at the location.
Bakersfield police are seeking a man wanted in connection with the attempted robbery of a person waiting in a fast food restaurant's drive-thru line.
Four suspects -- three men and a woman -- were arrested by police Monday night on suspicion of attempted homicide in connection with a gunfight earlier that day on Union Avenue.
Police said Wednesday the driver of the pickup that killed a pedestrian early Tuesday in southwest Bakersfield fell asleep just before the accident.