Colfax, Calif.- A verbal dispute ended in a short vehicle pursuit and a traffic accident Thursday afternoon.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office was called to a verbal dispute at a residence in Colfax at 3:10 p.m., where it was reported that a male had been causing a disturbance. The man had left the home in his car with a female passenger before deputies arrived at the home.
The person who called in the disturbance said the man was Jason Singer, 40, and it was determined that he was a wanted parolee-at-large, and was listed as armed and dangerous. A deputy observed Singer’s vehicle enter westbound Interstate 80 and Singer pulled over. Before the deputy made contact with him, Singer drove off. He drove erratically and at high speeds, passing cars on the inside shoulder and in excess of 110 mph. One mile into the pursuit, Singer crashed his car into trees as he attempted to take the West Paoli Road off-ramp. A tree fell onto a power line, causing a dangerous situation as the power line was suspended over the car. The car was leaking gas and both occupants were trapped inside, 40-feet down an embankment. PG&E employees deactivated the power line and rendered the area safe for rescuers to enter the area.
The female was able to climb out of the car, but the male had to be extricated by fire personnel. Both were airlifted to Sutter Roseville Medical Center. The female was treated and released and Singer remains hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
The female told deputies that Singer struck her in the head with his fists prior to the pursuit and took her against her will. Once released from the hospital, Singer will be booked at the Placer County Jail and charged with felonies to include: domestic violence, kidnapping, false imprisonment, evading law enforcement which resulted in injury, and violation of parole.
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