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WATCH: Semi-truck in high-speed chase

Live footage was broadcast of the chase.
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California Highway Patrol pursued a man for three hours Tuesday who had allegedly stolen a semi-truck that transports hazardous materials.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the chase beganat about 10:30 a.m. between Barstow and Victorville in San Bernardino County, ending around 1:30 p.m. in Whitewater.

The truck, from "ACT Enviro," a company that transports hazardous material, was reported stolen in Barstow around 6 a.m. by its driver.

A company spokesman told ABC News that there are no explosives, radio-logical hazard or biological hazard in the truck, and a limited flammability risk, according to its manifest.

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Although the driver kept police in pursuit for hours as viewers watched the chase unfold live on TV and online, he finally pulled over into a rest area in Whitewater, and into a marked parking space before peacefully surrendering, according to the Times.

Speaking with highway authorities on the phone beforehand he reportedly said he “didn’t want to go back to jail."

 
 
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