Roseville man leads deputies, officers on chaotic 90-mph pursuit
Photo: Paul Cameron / Placer County Sheriff’s Office
ROSEVILLE — Placer County Sheriff’s deputies and Roseville police have arrested a man accused of leading deputies on a chaotic pursuit last week.
It began at around 2 AM on November 11, when two deputies spotted a man — later identified as 64-year-old Paul Cameron — speeding down Crowder Lane at around 90 miles per hour.
The deputies gave chase, with Cameron reportedly ignoring their lights and sirens and showing no inclination of stopping, blowing through multiple stop signs and repeatedly crossed into oncoming traffic.
Eventually, however, Cameron lost control of his truck on Woodcreek Oaks Boulevard. There the deputies got out of their vehicles and ordered Cameron to do the same, but Cameron hit the gas again, accelerating towards them and forcing them to dive back into their cars for fear of being hit.
A second pursuit began from there, this time with additional backup. Deputies chased Cameron all the way to Placer County Fairgrounds, where they were able to box him in.
Deputies say Cameron retaliated by ramming their patrol cars with his truck (twice), still refusing to surrender. Shortly thereafter, Roseville Police officers arrived on scene to provide assistance and ultimately take Cameron into custody.
Cameron has since been booked at the South Placer Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence, evading a peace officer by driving the opposite direction of traffic, and assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer.