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Stolen Vehicle Crashes Into CHP Car


The California Highway Patrol says the driver of a stolen SUV attempted to run down two of their officers Thursday morning in Sacramento.

The officers spotted the SUV in the parking lot of the of a motel off Madison Avenue at about 10:30 a.m. One officer fired a single shot at the driver who drove away.

The suspect abandoned the SUV two blocks away and was caught in a trailer park a short time later. Neither the suspect nor the officers were injured. The officer who fired the shot is on paid administrative leave.

The SUV had been reported stolen Tuesday.



Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob is the Sacramento Region Reporter. He has been at the forefront of the coverage of the Sacramento Kings' saga and the effort to build a new arena in Sacramento. He also covers education, business, environment, and sports stories.   Read Full Bio 

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