An apparently drunken man harassing a worker clearing a downed tree early Wednesday in Orangevale led officers on a chase through several jurisdictions before he abandoned his vehicle and then was collared by a citizen and a police dog.
The man, an Orangevale resident in his 30s, was giving a Sacramento County worker problems at the site of a downed tree at San Juan and Palm avenues about 3:20 a.m. Wednesday. The worker called for help but by the time deputies arrived, the intoxicated man had left in a pickup truck.
Deputies spotted the vehicle but the driver would not pull over. A pursuit began through the jurisdictions of Folsom and Citrus Heights police before the truck crashed at a dead end at Walnut and Oak avenues.
The man, whose name has not yet been released, jumped a fence into a backyard. There, a resident of the home tackled the man before a Folsom police dog took a bite out of crime.
The man’s name and charges will be released once he is booked into jail. He must first be medically cleared after treatment of dog bite wounds.
Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.