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Friday, Nov 16 2012 06:46 AM

Car chase ends with sheriff's dog biting, stopping suspect

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

A man was arrested early Friday morning after he was pulled over on suspicion of driving a stolen car, running away and being bitten by a sheriff's dog, according to a Kern County Sheriff's Office news release.

At 2:52 a.m. on Chester Avenue, a sheriff's deputy tried to pull over a 2004 Mazda sedan that had been reported stolen, according to the news release. At first, the driver did not stop. But a short time later, the car hit a center divider, forcing the driver to stop, according to the news release.

The man got out of the car and ran from the deputy, according to the news release. He was stopped when he was bitten by a sheriff's dog. He was taken to Kern Medical Center, where he was treated and released for a dog bite.

The man was later identified at Garry Honest, 25, of Bakersfield, according to the news release. Honest had warrants out for his arrest in connection with an assault with a deadly weapon and spousal abuse. He was arrested on suspicion of grand theft auto, reckless vehicular evading, resisting arrest and possession of stolen property, and booked in the Central Receiving Facility.

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