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.


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


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


Hmmm…a possible candidate for the Darwin Award.