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Ventura County Sheriff's deputy injured when patrol unit rammed

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
A Ventura County Sheriff's deputty was injured responding to an emergency call Sunday, when her patrol unit was rammed.

Driver of car involved in incident arrested after foot chase.

A Ventura County Sheriff’s deputy was hurt when her patrol unit was intentionally rammed by another vehicle.

It happened Sunday afternoon near Camarillo. Someone called 911, and was yelling incoherent statements. As the first deputy reached the agricultural area off of Honey Hill Road, an oncoming vehicle struck her patrol unit.

The officer was trapped in her vehicle. The driver of the vehicle which hit the patrol unit fled on foot into some agricultural fields. Other Sheriff’s deputies, and CHP officers started a search, finding and arresting Murhaf Abdulaziz.

The 44-year-old man was arrested on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer. The deputy was taken to a hospital, where she was treated and released for her injuries.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.