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Date Incident: 8 June 2016

Subject: Assault with a Deadly Weapon

8 June 2016, at approx. 9:42 pm, Officers responded to the 100 block of Hospital Road for a reported vehicle accident, as well as a verbal dispute. When Officers arrived they made contact with several subjects.

During the Officer’s investigation into the matter, it was determined Christopher Metcalf, 25 of Sonora, was westbound on Mono Way in a 1997 Green Nissan pick-up, when he ran a red traffic light at the intersection of Mono Way and Greenley Road, and struck a 2007 Honda Accord being driven by Daniel Roy, 34 of Angels Camp.

Metcalf then fled the scene of the accident in his vehicle. Roy gave chase in his vehicle and started ramming Metcalf’s vehicle from behind. Metcalf turned and traveled the wrong way down Hospital Road and Roy followed him. Roy finally caused Metcalf’s vehicle to spin out and strike a parked vehicle. Roy then rammed the driver’s side of Metcalf’s vehicle pinning it against a brick wall.

Both drivers exited their vehicles and became involved in a verbal confrontation until witness’s intervened. Both drivers were uninjured, and both their vehicles sustained moderate to major damage, mostly as the result of the ramming incident following the original collision. The parked vehicle sustained moderate damage as well.

Both drivers were arrested and booked at the Tuolumne County Jail. Metcalf was booked for misdemeanor driving under the influence, misdemeanor hit and run, plus misdemeanor driving on a suspended drivers’ license. Roy was booked for felony assault with a deadly weapon.