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Close Call For Sonoma County Deputy, Lake County Man Arrested

A Lake County man went to jail Saturday afternoon after allegedly attempting to hit a Sonoma County Sheriff's deputy and hitting his patrol car.

A Lake County man was arrested this afternoon after he allegedly nearly ran over a Sonoma County Sheriff's deputy while fleeing from a traffic stop in Sonoma.

A deputy pulled over the driver of a GMC pickup truck around 12:20 a.m. for a mechanical violation on 4th Street West at West Napa Street, according to Sgt. Spencer Crum.

The driver was unable to provide any identification, and provided a name verbally that was found to be false, Crum said.

When the deputy tried to question him, the driver turned his ignition back on and started to back up. Another deputy on the scene deployed a stun gun through an open passenger side window to try to stop him, but it was ineffective, Crum said.

The driver then allegedly backed into the front of the patrol car, causing damage to the pickup truck, and then drove forward and swerved toward one of the deputies as he pulled out into traffic. The deputy was able to jump out of the way.

The driver then sideswiped a parked car before speeding away. The deputies lost sight of the truck in the area of West Spain Street and 4th Street West, Crum said.

The truck was later found parked in the 700 block of Lasuen Drive, and the registered owner was contacted, Crum said. He identified the truck's driver as 20-year-old Cameron Selva, of Lake County.

Selva was located around 3 p.m. walking behind the Sonoma Library and arrested without incident.

He was booked on charges including felony assault on a peace officer, hit and run, providing false identification to a police officer, resisting arrest, failing to yield to officers and driving on a suspended license.

Bail was set at $300,000.

--- Bay City News

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