Photo: David Brocker and Samantha Bowling
Originally published as a Placer County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post –
“Just after midnight on May 20th, a Placer County Sheriff’s deputy contacted a suspicious vehicle at the Park and Ride on Newcastle Road at Indian Hill Road.
The driver of the vehicle was initially uncooperative with the deputy, so a nearby CHP sergeant came out to assist. The deputy was able to identify the driver as 33-year old David Brocker of Auburn, who had two outstanding warrants out of Placer and Orange counties.
The passenger in the car gave the deputy a false name, and was later identified as 23-year old Samantha Bowling of Fair Oaks. Bowling had seven outstanding warrants out of Placer and Sacramento counties.
Both suspects refused to get out of the car. Brocker started the car’s engine despite the deputy’s commands and drove straight towards the CHP sergeant.
The CHP sergeant jumped out of the way to avoid getting run over and in the process hurt himself. The suspects fled in their vehicle onto eastbound Interstate 80.
A pursuit ensued, with the suspect vehicle getting off on Maple Street in Auburn. Brocker continued to drive recklessly, running stop lights and crossing into the opposite lane of traffic.
His vehicle came to a stop on Highway 49. Brocker foot bailed out of the car and jumped the guard rail. With the help of CHP Air 21, deputies were able to locate Brocker in ditch below the freeway and take him into custody. Bowling was compliant with deputies and was arrested.
Brocker was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon (vehicle) on a peace officer, reckless evading, causing injury while evading a peace officer, evading a peace officer by driving in the opposite lane of traffic, and his warrants. Bowling was arrested for false impersonation, committing a felony while out on bail, and her warrants.”