K-9 located man that Crawled underneath Thick Brush to Hide

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 11, 2016 / comments

On Wednesday evening, EDSO Deputies responded to the area of Salmon Falls Road and Skunk Hollow to assist State Parks Officers.

At 1901 hours, EDSO received a call of "officer needs emergency assistance". State Parks Officers had conducted a traffic stop on a man who was allegedly driving under the influence. As they were performing field sobriety tests in the Skunk Hollow parking lot, the man became combative. After a several minute altercation, the man was able to get away from the officers. The man crossed a creek and disappeared in the steep, rough, and slick terrain. Several State Park and EDSO Deputies responded to the area and began searching for the man who was deemed to be considered "armed and dangerous". A Sacramento County Sheriff's helicopter unit was also called to the area and assisted with the search. 

The search for the man lasted several minutes until a State Parks K-9 located the man who had crawled underneath a large section of thick brush on a steep mountain side. The man continued to be combative until enough personnel arrived to take him into custody. The man was immediately attended to by paramedics at the scene before being transported to the hospital. 

The man was later booked into the county jail.