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MODESTO // 25-year-old Nazario Castillo of Modesto is in hot water after broadsiding a Modesto PD patrol car and leaving an officer seriously injured during a vehicle pursuit through the city.
Early this morning, January 16th, Modesto PD officers received word from dispatch that CHP units were in pursuit of a Toyota Tundra near the airport. One Modesto PD officer who responded to assist was traveling westbound on Yosemite when Castillo, heading northbound on Santa Ana, ran a stop sign and broadsided his car.
The officer was quickly transported to a local hospital, where is reportedly in serious but stable condition.
The CHP has opened a formal criminal investigation into the pursuit, as well as Nazario, who is suspected of having been under the influence at the time.
As the investigation unfolds, Modesto PD encourages anyone with information relevant to the case to contact Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636.