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Patrol car damaged, suspect caught after pursuit into Anderson

Published On: Dec 24 2013 09:06:40 AM CST
Updated On: Oct 07 2013 09:36:11 PM CDT
Patrol car damaged, suspect caught after pursuit into Anderson
ANDERSON, Calif. -

A Shasta County Sheriff's Office patrol car was damaged and a suspect was arrested after a vehicle and foot pursuit that ended in Anderson.

It all started around 11:20 a.m. off Interstate 5 near Cottonwood.

Deputies attempted to stop a pick-up truck that appeared to be swerving on both sides of the road on suspicion the driver was under the influence.

Investigators say the driver, Jordan Ericsson, 20, failed to yield, and took off at a moderate rate of speed, reaching upwards of 70 miles per hour, before slowing down to around 25 miles per hour.

The suspect eventually pulled off the road in the area of Bruce Drive and Pinion Avenue, before taking off on foot.

When he did, the truck rolled backwards and struck the front of the patrol car.

A perimeter was set up with the assistance of Anderson Police, and the suspect was eventually found and arrested.

It's not clear whether he was actually under the influence, but he will face, at the very least, charges of felony eluding, according to deputies.

Deputies also report the truck he was driving was stolen, but had not yet been reported.