SLO sergeant injured in crash
San Luis police are asking the community for help in locating a suspect who rammed the back of a marked police car and fled on New Year’s Eve.
According to a San Luis Obispo Police department press release, Sgt. Jeff Booth was driving a marked police vehicle when he entered the northbound 101 freeway at the Prado Road entrance at approximately 6:15 a.m.
Police say the unknown suspect, while traveling northbound on the freeway at excessive speeds, ran into the back end of the police vehicle.
Investigators say the impact caused the police vehicle to lose traction and slide off the roadway into the center median of the freeway where it struck a guardrail.
Sgt. Booth was wearing proper restraints and air bags within the vehicle deployed. Only minor injuries resulted from the collision.
The San Luis Obispo CHP is currently in charge of the investigation.
According to CHP, the suspect’s vehicle is an early 2000’s model Chevy Silverado pickup with a ladder in the bed. The vehicle was last seen shortly after the collision near the intersection of Los Osos Valley Road and Calle Joaquin.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact CHP Officer Gennuso at 593-3333.
Photo courtesy of San Luis Obispo Police
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