Suspects Arrested After California Park Ranger SUV Stolen

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Highway Patrol has stopped a park ranger SUV that was stolen during a traffic stop north of Los Angeles.

CHP Officer Rick Quintero says the vehicle was stolen from rangers at Hungry Valley State Park who had made a stop of a reportedly stolen vehicle Monday morning.

Quintero says the rangers had handcuffed a woman and put her in the SUV when a second suspect jumped in the patrol vehicle and drove off, attempting to strike a ranger.

Quintero says shots were fired during the incident.

The SUV sped through streets, sideswiping other vehicles before coming to a halt on a freeway. CHP officers approached the SUV, pulled out the handcuffed woman and then the driver, who appeared to be injured. Paramedics rushed the driver to an ambulance.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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