A man found passed out in his sport utility vehicle in Stanton fled from deputies, rammed a patrol car and was shot at by a deputy before he was finally taken into custody in Anaheim today, authorities said.
The man was taken to an area hospital, where he is expected to survive his injuries. He will eventually be booked on suspicion of vehicle assault with a deadly weapon, driving under the influence, and possibly felony evading said Orange County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Balicki.
TV pictures showed the man, with small amounts of blood on his head, being walked into a squad car.
The Sheriff’s Department was not releasing the suspect’s name. No deputies were injured during the chase, Balicki said.
The chase started at 3:07 a.m. at the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Katella Avenue when deputies found the suspect passed out in Chevrolet Tahoe, said a watch commander with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
The suspect rammed a patrol car during the chase, which ended near the intersection of Ball Road and Gilbert Street after a deputy executed a PIT maneuver on the suspect’s SUV, the watch commander said.
A deputy said he fired a round at the suspect’s vehicle, according to a news photographer and a reporter at the scene where the chase ended. The suspect was taken from the scene in an ambulance, but he did not appear to have been struck by gunfire, the photographer said.