Deputy Hurt in Collision near Santa Fe Drive

MERCED COUNTY, CA (October 25, 2022) – Thursday morning, authorities arrested Robert Hernandez after a collision on El Capitan Way.

According to the report, authorities received a call about a suspicious person inside a car near Santa Fe Drive, south of Ballico.

Responding deputies located a man, identified as Hernandez, and a woman sleeping inside the vehicle.

Allegedly, Hernandez started the car and drove off after one of the deputies attempted to open the driver’s side door.

A struggle between Hernandez and Deputy Mobley ensued before the car crashed into the Deputy’s patrol vehicle.

Deputies reported that Hernandez was carrying a loaded gun and found methamphetamine, marijuana, and cash inside the vehicle.

In the end, authorities booked Hernandez in Merced County Jail for multiple charges with a $350,000 bond. Officers released the female passenger from Hernandez’s vehicle at the scene.

Meanwhile, Deputy Mobley received medical treatment after sustaining minor injuries at the scene.

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