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Driver jailed after Sonoma deputy nearly run over

A Lake County man was arrested Saturday afternoon in Sonoma on suspicion of nearly running over a deputy sheriff with a truck.

Cameron Selva, 20, was pulled over at about midnight for a mechanical violation on 4th St. West at W. Napa Street, according to a statement from the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, which provides law enforcement services to Sonoma.

Deputies said that initially Selva, who had no ID, gave a name that turned out to be false. When he was questioned again about his identity, Selva restarted the truck and put the truck in reverse, according to the statement.

A deputy used a Taser on Selva through the passenger side window. One of the probes hit Selva's shoulder, but he kept backing up, said Sonoma Police Sgt. Spencer Crum. The truck hit a patrol car behind him. The driver then went forward swerving into the traffic lane and toward a deputy, who jumped out of the way, Crum said.

Deputies pursued the vehicle but lost sight of it. The registered owner of the vehicle told deputies that Selva was the driver, Crum said. He was was spotted at about 3 p.m. walking behind the Sonoma Library and arrested.

He was being held in Sonoma County Jail in lieu of $300,000 bail.


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