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Big-rig driver taunts officers, leads CHP on chase on 15 Freeway in Barstow

Traffic was stopped on the northbound 15 Freeway in Barstow on Monday morning as a big-rig driver taunted officers during a standoff with law enforcement.

Live TV footage showed the driver stopped on the 15 Freeway flanked by more than a half-dozen law enforcement vehicles just after 9 a.m.

With guns drawn, at least three officers approached the big rig, but the driver continued forward and away from the officers.

Then about 9:30 a.m., four officers advanced parallel to the big rig with their guns and forced open the passenger’s side door.

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TV footage showed the officers climbing into the cab of the big rig while another officer smashed open a side window. Moments later, officers pulled out the driver and laid him on the ground.

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The man was placed on a stretcher as paramedics tended to him.

This post will be updated as new information becomes available.

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