Central Valley

Juvenile suspected of ramming CHP near Hughson

A juvenile was booked at Juvenile Hall on Sunday after the California Highway Patrol said he fled from an officer and then rammed the officer's patrol car.

The incident started just before 7 a.m. Sunday when a CHP officer spotted a Honda driving recklessly on Mitchell Road in Ceres, according to a CHP news release. When the officer tried to stop the car, it sped off.

The officer followed until the driver drove down a canal bank near Pioneer Road. The driver abandoned the Honda, then stole a pickup.

When the officer walked toward the truck, the driver accelerated toward him. The officer jumped out of the way, and the truck rammed his patrol car. The driver tried to run but was captured.

The release did not provide the juvenile's age or city of residence. The boy's name was not released because he is a minor.

He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, vehicle theft, evading a police officer and resisting arrest.

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