LANCASTER – A 47-year-old Lancaster man was arrested for speeding through a red light while allegedly high on drugs and crashing his vehicle into a marked sheriff’s patrol car, injuring the deputy inside, authorities said.
The injury collision occurred around 1:50 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28, in the intersection of Division Street and Lancaster Boulevard, according to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
“The deputy was driving a marked patrol car westbound [on] Lancaster Blvd. while approaching Division St. on a green light. The suspect driver in a 2017 Subaru Forester was driving at a high rate of speed southbound on Division St. against a red light,” the news release states.
“The suspect drove into the patrol car and rolled his car several times. A large quantity of methamphetamine was discovered in the suspect’s possession,” the news release states.
The suspect sustained a laceration to his left hand, while the deputy suffered a broken left wrist and a laceration to his right leg.
Both were transported to a hospital for treatment and precautionary examinations.
The suspect — identified as 47-year-old Glen McAllister of Lancaster — was later released from the hospital and booked at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station jail on suspicion of driving while under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine for sale, and an outstanding felony warrant related to a firearm violation, according to the sheriff’s news release.
McAllister remains jailed in lieu of $130,000 bail, according to LASD inmate records.