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Ventura County Sheriff's Sergeant Recovering After SUV Rams, Overturns Patrol Unit

(Ventura County Sheriff's Office photo)
A Ventura County Sheriff's sergeant suffered minor injuries when a car hit, and overturned a patrol unit in what investigators are calling an unprovoked attack

A Ventura County Sheriff's sergeant is recovering from minor injuries after investigators say someone intentionally rammed his patrol unit.

It happened early Tuesday morning, in Saticoy.  The sergeant was in the SUV just afer 2 a.m. on Highway 118 near Campus Drive. 

Investigators say another SUV rammed the patrol vehicle twice, and then fled.

The injured officer was able to radio for help.  Other officers spotted the fleeing vehicle.  A chase ended when the driver, identified as Frankie Avalos, crashed in Santa Paula.  He was arrested for attempted murder of a police officer.

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. 
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