Parolee Resisting Arrest Submits to K9 After Attempting High Speed Escape
SANTA ROSA – On Saturday, January 10th at approximately 10:30 pm, a Windsor Police Department Deputy was in the process of conducting a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation when the subject vehicle started to flee.
The suspect fled from the scene in the vicinity of Highway 101 and Shiloh Road in Windsor, and then headed southbound on Highway 101 reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph. The driver failed to yield to the deputy’s lights and siren.
Approximately 7 ½ miles later the suspect exited the freeway at Steele Lane, failing to stop at a red light and then striking another vehicle. The occupants of the victim vehicle were both injured and transported to the hospital where they were treated and released for their injuries. Both vehicles were inoperable and blocked the intersection of Steele Lane and the highway off ramp.
The driver of the suspect vehicle was uncooperative and refused to follow orders to exit the vehicle. Officers from multiple jurisdictions were on hand, including Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputies, Windsor Police Department, Santa Rosa Police Department and the California Highway Patrol.
Because the subject continued to disregard the directives of the officers on scene, they conducted a high-risk vehicle stop. A less lethal 40mm projectile was fired to break a vehicle window and a Windsor Police Department K9 was then deployed. The used of the K9 allowed deputies to safely take the subject into custody without further incident. The suspect was taken to the hospital for medical treatment due to the injuries he sustained in the traffic collision and from the K9 deployment.
The suspect was identified as Jason Patrick Smith, a 44-year-old resident of Santa Rosa. Smith remains hospitalized at this time with unspecified injuries. Smith will be charged with a parole violation, evading arrest with injury, driving under the influence with injury, violation of probation and driving on a suspended license.