Man Arrested After Pursuit and Vehicle Crash

Man Arrested After Pursuit and Vehicle Crash

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office reportedly arrested a suicidal man after a pursuit and vehicle crash that ended in Colfax, according to an official press release.

Joel Foster Bumgarner, 38, of Auburn was reportedly arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, driving under the influence, evading, vandalism and resisting arrest. He bail was reportedly set at $100,000.

According to Placer County Sheriff, on Monday, March 24 at 5:41 pm, a caller to the Sheriff’s 911 dispatch center reported Bumgarner had taken pills, was drinking alcohol, and had driven away from his Auburn home. A deputy reportedly spotted Bumgarner on Bowman Road and attempted to stop him, however, the suspect proceeded onto eastbound Interstate 80, on which he reportedly drove between 50-75 miles per hour, and then exited at Colfax.

From there, Bumgarner reportedly drove at high speeds down South Canyon Way, running a stop sign and turning onto a cul-de-sac. At Sierra RV Center on South Canyon Way, the suspect reportedly crashed into a parked fifth wheel trailer and his vehicle became stuck. Bumgarner reportedly tried to dislodge his vehicle by ramming a patrol car and four additional fifth wheel trailers. One trailer was reportedly pushed into a metal building and a PG&E box was damaged.

Bumgarner caused havoc at the Sierra RV center at the end of the chase.

Bumgarner caused havoc at the Sierra RV center at the end of the chase.

Bumgarner then reportedly left his car and started to walk away, refusing to stop as ordered. A deputy then reportedly applied his Taser to Bumgarner, who was then taken into custody, following by a local hospital due to the medication he had reportedly ingested.

Man Arrested After Pursuit and Vehicle Crash was last modified: March 26th, 2014 by admin
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