Local authorities in California arrested a female driver and her male companion after they drove around the south area of Sacramento County in a stolen vehicle on Monday night.
The pair, identified as 29-year-old Donnell Chong and 40-year-old Eldon Campbell, were apprehended after hitting a local sheriff’s deputy in his patrol car and then leading police officers on a chase, local news KCRA reported.
According to the sheriff’s department, the deputy spotted the stolen vehicle earlier at around 10:30 p.m. local time on Monday being driven near the intersection of Robinette Road and Chriswoods Court.
In his marked patrol car, the deputy chased the stolen vehicle which eventually made a turn onto a dead-end street. After cornering the suspects, the deputy exited his vehicle and gave them the order to stop their car.
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Chong, however, allegedly turned the car around and accelerated toward the deputy and his patrol vehicle.
As the car was going straight at him, the deputy fired a shot at the driver but missed. After the car hit the deputy’s patrol vehicle, the suspects sped off, leaving the deputy with an injured arm.
The stolen car was then seen from a California Highway Patrol helicopter as it tried to flee the scene. The duo eventually emerged in a nearby neighborhood where they left the car and began to escape on foot.
Shortly after a search of the area, local authorities were able to take both suspects into custody at the Sacramento County Jail.
Chong is being held on charges of assault on an officer and receiving stolen property, while Campbell is detained on charges of resisting arrest and an unrelated arrest warrant.