California driver strikes officer, hits patrol car after police raid sideshow


SAN JOSE, California (KWTX) – A California man was arrested after hitting a police officer with his car, striking a patrol car and for allegedly being in possession of a privately made firearm during an attempt by officers to stop various sideshows, which police describe as informal demonstrations of automotive stunts.

San Jose patrol officers responded to a various sideshows at different locations, including the old Bayshore Highway and Gish Road; Santa Teresa Boulevard and the Highway 87 interchange; Meridian Avenue and Fruitdale Avenue; Capitol Expressway and Capitol Avenue; and Lundy Avenue and Concourse Drive.

At the Capitol Expressway and Capitol Avenue location, some of the fleeing vehicles drove to the area of Story Road and Jackson Avenue where units met them and conducted enforcement action.

The driver of the one of the vehicles involved in a sideshow rammed into a supervisor’s patrol car.

After the collision, the driver fled and struck a police officer on foot in the immediate area conducting enforcement.

The suspect vehicle was later located and stopped in the area of White Road and McKee Road.

Baños resident Isaac Guzman, 19, was taken into custody and arrested for two counts of assault with a deadly weapon on an officer, felony hit and run and for possession of a privately made firearm.

Charges include possession of a privately made firearm
Charges include possession of a privately made firearm(San Jose Police Department)

The Officer that was struck was transported to a local hospital with minor to moderate injuries. He was treated and released.

In total eight arrests were made, two for firearms violations. Three vehicles were impounded for 30 days and approximately 40 citations were issued for spectator and mechanical violations.

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