DUI driver broadsides patrol car, injures deputy

PALMDALE – A 19-year-old Palmdale man was jailed after driving under the influence, running a stop sign, hitting a parked sheriff’s patrol car and injuring the deputy seated inside.

Jose Aguilar was arrested for Felony Driving under the Influence early Saturday morning. The injured deputy was taken to a local hospital for treatment with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.

According to the Sheriff’s report, deputies were responding to a possible burglary, man with a gun call around 3:24 a.m. Saturday in the area of Casa Verde Drive and Avenue S, Palmdale.

While en route to the call, deputies parked their vehicles along the west side of Casa Verde Drive and Avenue S to pre-plan their tactics in response to the call.

During that time, a 2006 Mitsubishi driven by Aguilar failed to stop at the stop sign and broadsided the driver’s side of the parked sheriff’s patrol car at approximately 35 mph. The deputy who was seated behind the steering wheel was injured in the collision.

Los Angeles County Firefighters responded to the scene and used hydraulic equipment to extricate the injured deputy from the wreckage.

Aguilar was given a Field Sobriety Test, which he failed. Aguilar sustained minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital and then booked at the Palmdale Station with a bail amount of $100,000.

Deputies later determined that the original call was not a burglary incident, but a prowler was possibly at the location. The suspect was not at the residence when deputies arrived.

Suspect Aguilar was not connected to the original call.

(Information via press report from the Palmdale’s Sheriff’s Station)


  2 comments for “DUI driver broadsides patrol car, injures deputy

  1. Jennifer Dominguez
    February 20, 2013 at 1:31 am

    People get DUI’s all the time and have accidents but yet no one heard of these caes ohhh but since a cop was involved word spreads out like nothing making it seem like the cop was god or something. What about others who this happens to? Huh? He didnt do it with any intention to hurt anyone I know that for a fact shit like this happens everyday! But since a cop who wears a uniform over rules everything said ill give him hell and made sure he did years in prison, years he’ll never get back only because hes a cop and can do that. Ohhh but if he wasnt a cop jose wouldn’t be missing 4 years of his life.any other person would of just stayed the night in a cell would of got out the next day and would have been giving AA Classes and a court date thats it. Its so sad how society is overruled by cpps and people who consider them self better because there a cop and wear a uniform. I wear a uniform at my job and that doenst make me any better than anyone else! Beyond pissed about how things ended for him but what goes around comes back around and when karma comes back around your not even going to know what hit you and the first person that cop will think of will be jose aguilar. Take what I Write as you please i know how im writing this and how i feel about this!

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    November 14, 2011 at 8:31 am

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