A Grass Valley police officer investigating a suspicious vehicle was nearly mowed down by a suspected drunken driver in the wee hours of the morning Saturday.
The officer was on Doris Drive at about 1:50 a.m., walking along the narrow, winding track with a flashlight, said Capt. Rex Marks.
“The officer was in uniform and tried to signal the driver with the flashlight,” Marks aid. “He was totally oblivious, and drove directly at him ... The officer had to jump out of the way.”
The driver — identified as Patrick Harvey Kahler, 26 — was eventually located on Arcadia Drive and arrested on suspicion of reckless driving, assault with a deadly weapon and driving under the influence. He was booked and released on $27,257 bail.
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