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CHP vehicle rammed; suspect arrested

Authorities arrested a person suspected of ramming a California Highway Patrol cruiser while fleeing from officers Thursday morning near Foothill Farms.

The male suspect, whose name was not released, fled the La Quinta Inn parking lot at Madison and Date avenues about 10:30 a.m. CHP officers fired one shot, hitting the suspect’s vehicle, said Jenna Berry, CHP spokeswoman. The suspect continued driving and ultimately fled on foot, she said. No officers were injured.

The incident began as the CHP auto theft task force was watching a vehicle in the hotel’s parking lot. When the vehicle began to move, the task force called in a patrol unit to stop the car. When the patrol unit arrived, the suspect rammed his vehicle into the patrol car, Berry said.

The suspect sped away, abandoned the car at Madison and Date avenues and ran, Berry said. Hours later, he was captured without incident.

Sections of Madison Avenue and College Oak Drive were closed as CHP officers and members of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department searched for the suspect.

Sammy Caiola: 916-321-1636, @SammyCaiola

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