WALNUT CREEK (CBS SF) — A 33-year-old man who allegedly crashed his car head-on into a police patrol vehicle and then stabbed a police K-9 multiple times as he was trying to flee from police was arrested late Saturday night in Walnut Creek.
Around 10 p.m., officers received a report of a vehicle that fled after striking a pedestrian in the 200 block of Wooten Drive, police said.READ MORE: San José School District Secures Vaccine for Entire Workforce
The pedestrian, as well as a witness who tried to stop the driver, both suffered minor injuries, according to police.
Officers were able to locate the driver and his vehicle a short time later on Parkside Drive, just west of Hillside Avenue, police said.
There, the suspect collided head-on into a police SUV, causing significant damage to both vehicles.
Following the collision, the suspect exited his vehicle and attempted to hide behind some nearby bushes, according to police.READ MORE: Golden Gate Fields Races to Make Up for Missed Vaccine Appointments
Several officers responded and deployed tasers and a bean-bag shot gun in an effort to get the suspect to comply. Officers also deployed a police K-9, which the suspect stabbed several times with an unknown object, police said.
Officers were eventually able to take the suspect into custody. He was identified as 33-year-old Rolando Gonzalez of Walnut Creek, according to police.
Gonzalez was taken to a hospital for his injuries. Once released from the hospital he will be arrested on suspicion of hit and run, assault with a deadly weapon, harming a police dog, driving while under the influence and resisting arrest, police said.
The officer suffered serious but non life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital. The K-9 was taken to a veterinarian for emergency medical care and is expected to fully recover, according to police.MORE NEWS: Study Shows Stockton Universal Basic Income Experiment Led to Increased Employment
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