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      Car chase ends with naked burglary suspect in lake

      {A href="http://search.bakersfieldnow.com/default.aspx?ct=r&q=Bakersfield"}BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) A 50-minute pursuit with law enforcement officers ended Friday morning with a naked man crashing his car into Truxtun Lake.Kern County deputies attempted a traffic stop around 7:15 a.m. at Snow and Norris roads, but the driver, later identified as 33-year-old Dennis Sherrell, didn't stop.Hear from a deputy on scene {>}{>}The chase involved county deputies, Bakersfield police and California Highway Patrol officers weaving through parts of {A href="http://northwest.bakersfieldnow.com/"}northwest, {A href="http://southwest.bakersfieldnow.com/"}southwest and {A href="http://central.bakersfieldnow.com/"}central Bakersfield, reaching 85 mph before Sherrell drove into the lake. He had also driven over a pair of spike strips during the pursuit.Sherrell wasn't injured in the crash and was able to swim to the shore - naked - on his own, the sheriff's office said.Sherrell was wanted on suspicion of stealing of a coin machine in police jurisdiction, according to the sheriff's office. He was also booked into jail after Friday's chase on suspicion of evading a peace officer, reckless driving, resisting arrest and driving on a suspended license.Hear from a deputy on scene:
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