A driver of a motor home leading authorities on a chase from Hollywood to the Santa Clarita area Tuesday has at least one child on board, which is impacting the tactical response, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Hours later, the RV finally stopped in an orchard north of Bakersfield. But he was nowhere to be found.
At one point two CHP vehicles pinned the stolen Audi, in an attempt to stop the driver, but he continued to evade police despite damage to the auto.
The Sheriff's Department also confirmed that both the children were biologically related to Houk.
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The motor home, a Dolphin 2740 more than 25 feet long with a bicycle strapped to the back, cruised along several freeways at highway speeds.
About 11:15 a.m., the suspect drove the Audi onto the Clark Avenue on- ramp to the eastbound 91 Freeway, where a patrol auto pushed the rear end of the vehicle sideways, spinning it out and forcing it to a stop. A dog was seen sitting in the front passenger seat.
Authorities are in pursuit of a motorhome and a kidnapping suspect headed into Kern County.
His children, a 3-year-old boy and an 11-month-old girl, were found safe but Houk wasn't in the motorhome.