Man shoots himself after long CHP chase

December 10, 2012

A man shot himself in a truck Sunday night and survived after leading law enforcement on a long chase that ended on Highway 46 east of Paso Robles. [KSBY]

California Highway Patrol officers tried to stop the man for speeding on U.S. Highway 5 in Coalinga. Instead of stopping, the man led the officers on a chase that began in Fresno County and ended in San Luis Obispo County.

The man drove his pickup truck off of Interstate 5 and westbound onto Highway 41 and then Highway 46. CHP officers and San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Deputies set up a spike strip on Highway 46 near Union Road, which stopped the pick-up.

The driver then shot himself with a stolen semi-automatic handgun.


  1. r0y says:

    He shot himself, THEN drove off? That is, indeed, odd.

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    • Harley says:

      Where on earth did you see that??????? Not in the above article for sure.

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  2. Pelican1 says:

    Hmmm…a possible candidate for the Darwin Award.

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