A suspect who allegedly carjacked two vehicles and led deputies and California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase through the Antelope Valley Wednesday was arrested after crashing a CHP cruiser he stole while being chased in the Rosamond area in Kern County.

The chase began about 5:05 p.m. in Palmdale, where deputies tried to pull over the suspect’s car because he was suspected of driving recklessly and possibly under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

The Palmdale deputies called off the chase and deputies from the sheriff’s Lancaster Station took over after the suspect’s vehicle moved into that city, the sheriff’s department reported.

At some point, the suspect abandoned the vehicle and carjacked one pickup truck, then another, according to the sheriff’s department.

He crashed the second pickup truck off the side of a road in the Rosamond area in Kern County and took off running, leaving a female passenger behind.

With CHP units in foot pursuit, the suspect doubled back and stole an unlocked cruiser, which he later crashed before being taken into custody around 6:15 p.m.

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