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Man Flees After Allegedly Almost Hitting CHP Officer

e0bf8e81-6c2b-4563-a634-b37affd551ceOn Wednesday, September 03, 2015, at approximately 1:44 p.m., a California Highway Patrol (CHP) motorcycle officer was on a traffic enforcement stop along the shoulder of US-101 northbound Fairview Avenue off-ramp.  After the stop was completed, a Ford truck swerved onto the right shoulder and almost collided with the officer and violator.  The CHP officer attempted to stop the Ford, but the driver fled.  A pursuit ensued through the city of Goleta and portions of US 101 northbound.  As the driver neared his residence, he began stabbing himself multiple times in the chest and neck before stopping directly in front of his residence.  The driver was ordered to drop the knife and exit his Ford.  When he failed to comply, officers approached the driver, who was stabbing himself in the throat.  CHP used a conductive energy weapon to immobilize the driver’s control of the knife.  Officers were able to secure the driver and provided medical care until fire and paramedics units arrived. Santa Barbara County Fire and American Medical Response (AMR) responded.  AMR transported the driver to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.  Once released, the driver David Rosales Medina will be booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail.