During the early morning hours of March 4th, erratic driving led to an arrest for felony evading and for assault on a police officer.
At about 1:00 AM, a Rocklin Police Officer attempted to stop a vehicle near Granite Drive and Sierra Meadows Drive after observing erratic driving. The vehicle sped away from the officer. At one point, the vehicle spun out and came to rest front bumper-to-front bumper with the officer’s patrol car. While attempting to contact the driver, the officer had to jump out of the way to avoid being run over as the suspect vehicle once again sped away; this time onto eastbound I-80.
Vehicle Pursuit Ends with Crash into Tree
Upon exiting at Horseshoe Bar Road in Loomis, and after a 5 mile pursuit lasting about 8 minutes with speeds reaching 80 MPH on wet roads, the driver lost control and struck a tree in the 7000 block. The vehicle caught fire but was extinguished by officers on scene.
The driver of the vehicle was extracted from the vehicle by Loomis Fire Department personnel. He was transported to Sutter Roseville Hospital and upon release he was booked into Placer County Jail.
Shane Robert Keller, 38 years, of Loomis, was booked for assault with a deadly weapon and felony evading of a police officer. As of this release, his bail has yet to be set.