Stolen Truck Collides with Police Vehicle

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11/08/17

NEWS RELEASE

                                                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Officer T. Venable                                                                     DATE: 11/08/17

PHONE: (760) 839-4483

 

PREPARED BY: Lt. Michael Kearney

On November 07, 2017 at about 9:28 pm, Officer Putulowski was driving his marked Escondido Police Department patrol vehicle south on Midway Drive near the intersection of Washington Avenue. A female driver, later identified as Brittany James (23 years old) was driving a stolen 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup northbound on Midway Drive. James lost control of the pickup and entered the opposing lanes of travel and collided with Officer Putulowski’s patrol vehicle. James attempted to flee the collision on foot, but was apprehended by Officer Putulowski a short distance away. Officer Putulowski was unaware the vehicle was stolen at the time of the collision.

Both James and Officer Putulowski were transported by Escondido Fire to Palomar Medical Center for treatment. They were both later released with only minor injuries.

James was later booked for a violation of auto theft and hit and run with injury. Alcohol or Drugs is not considered to be a contributing factor in this collision. However, during the course of the investigation two separate DUI drivers were arrested as they encountered the collision scene. Both drivers were arrested and booked into the Vista Detention Facility.

The cause of the collision involving Officer Putulowski is ongoing and is being conducted by Officer Tom Venable of the Traffic Division. Witnesses are encouraged to call Officer Venable at the above phone number.

To report any suspicious activities in your neighborhood, you may contact the Police Department directly, or you may make an unidentified call on our Anonymous Tip Line at 760-743-TIPS (8477) or via our Web site at police.escondido.org. For breaking news releases, please follow the Escondido Police Department on Twitter at twitter.com/escondidopolice.

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