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Man accused of trying to run down officer: Merced PD

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MERCED, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A 23-year-old man was arrested in Merced, police say, on suspicion of trying to run over an officer and then leading law enforcement on an 11-mile pursuit.

According to the Merced Police Department Matthew Tijerina intentionally swerved his Honda Pilot into oncoming traffic and into the path of Officer Alejandro Arias Saturday night.

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Driver Spins Out in Pursuit, Then Commandeers CHP Cruiser

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A police pursuit in Kern County Wednesday featured a suspect carjacking four vehicles, including a police cruiser, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Authorities identified the suspect as 29-year-old Juan Jose Galvez. The driver reportedly began in a silver Kia, continued in a Toyota Tacoma, then in a F5150 pickup truck, with the last vehicle being a CHP cruiser.

The chase began in the Palmdale area around 5 p.m. when the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Palmdale Station attempted to pull over the suspect and a female passenger, according to the LASD. He was suspected of driving recklessly and possibly under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to the LA County Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

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