SANTA CRUZ (CBS SF) — A Watsonville man was arrested in the Santa Cruz Mountains Monday morning after assaulting two California Highway Patrol officers while allegedly under the influence of LSD, CHP officers said.

Marko Manojlovic, 29, allegedly hit about 40 of the 28-inch reflective cones marking a lane closure in a construction zone while driving a white Toyota Corolla north on state Highway 17, south of Sugarloaf Road in unincorporated Santa Cruz County.

Manojlovic also crashed into a temporary metal sign reading “left lane closed,” CHP officers said.

A CHP officer nearby saw that the Corolla was dragging the cones and metal sign, and notified another officer in the area.

Both officers tried to stop Manojlovic on Laurel Road just east of Highway 17, but Manojlovic drove the Corolla into a metal fence, got out of the car, jumped over the fence and ran down the dirt road, CHP officers said.

The officers ran after Manojlovic and caught him, but he assaulted them, kicking one officer several times.

Scotts Valley police and Santa Cruz Sheriff’s deputies arrived to help the officers.

Manojlovic was taken to Dominican Hospital, where he was medically cleared, and then booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence, evading arrest, resisting arrest and battery on a police officer.

The police officer was treated for minor injuries.

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Comments (3)
  1. Sam Starfas says:

    Hope we make more drugs legal to take. As you see, it doesn’t affect anyone!!!
    Idiots!!!!

    1. You need to Decolonize your Mind & your Actions! #HistoricalContextMatters!

  2. Marko Manojlovic of SANTA CRUZ, Calif. is another Victim of Police Terrorism, White Supremacy, & Capitalism!

    The Police-Terrorists Defending the White Supremacy Economy of Inequality targeted this member of MY FAITH. The Church of LSD has been Fighting the Religious Battle Against This RACIST Drug WAR since before Nixon!

    The Cop-Thugs took Marko Manojlovic Hostage like the Paid-Terrorists they are!

    Meanwhile in Sioux City, Iowa, Sioux City Attorney Thomas Farrens struck two pedestrians and sideswiped a vehicle at 18th and Grandview as he drove home DRUNK! After the accident police say Farrens abandoned his car in Grandview Park and walked to his house AKA HE FLED THE SCENE!

    53 year old Dean Williams, suffered a brain hemorrhage and pulmonary contusion, while 29 year old Ryan Hogue, also Suffered injuries and was hospitalized!
    This Sioux City attorney will serve 15 days in jail after pleading NO CONTEST to charges of leaving the scene of a serious injury accident. The Sioux City Slave Patrol couldn’t even CHARGE him Correctly with a DUI, FAILURE to Obey, ASSAULT with a CAR/WEAPON, ATTEMPTED MURDER of PEDESTRIANS ETC!

    Manojlovic was “booked”/ TAKEN HOSTAGE into theSanta Cruz County Jail for PROFIT of the 1% on several charges, including DUI, evading arrest, resisting arrest, and battery on a police officer-Terrorist. While Sioux City Attorney Thomas Farrens ASSAULTED 2 People while Driving DRUNK at ONLY gets 15 DAYS and didn’t have to Suffer Police Brutality like Marko Manojlovic !

    “Manojlovic was under the influence of LSD, which contributed to his aggressive assault on the officer,” the CHP said. (We have the RIGHT to BEAR ARMS & FIGHT NAZIs rather they are Slave Patrols or the KKK etc. We have the right to Self Defense including againt the Police-Terrorists!)

    “The officer was treated at a hospital for minor injuries.”- Who paid for that? Socialism? The Cop should have never laid hands on Manojlovic!

    Manojlovic was is a graduate student, research assistant, and teaching assistant in the earth sciences department at the University of California Santa Cruz.

    LSD is SAFER than Coffee, Alcohol. & any of the Toxic Drugs we POISIN OUR KIDS with! Yippies to Hippies- ALL DRUGS are a Personal & Spiritual Choice! Not the Discretion of our Corporation Controlled Puppet Government of Millionaires and Billionaires! #Unbleach #Decolonize #LegalizeLSD #HippieRevolution