Grass Valley man is arrested after crash with cop car |

Grass Valley man is arrested after crash with cop car

A 21-year-old man accused of crashing his car into an occupied police cruiser and injuring an officer was arrested and booked Monday into Wayne Brown Correctional Facility.

Nathaniel Edward Taylor of Grass Valley was arrested upon his release from Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon on suspicion of drunken driving causing bodily injury, hit and run with injury to another, resisting arrest and violating probation.

Taylor crashed his car into a police cruiser driven by officer Kyle Shoberg early Sunday morning, Grass Valley Police Capt. Rex Marks said.

Shoberg and other officers were responding to a report of a fight in a parking lot at a

fast food restaurant on the 1000 block of East Main Street when Taylor hit the right rear of Shoberg’s cruiser at the intersection of Dorsey Drive, Marks said.

Shoberg was transported by helicopter to Mercy San Juan Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The hospital discharged him Monday, hospital spokesman Bryan Gardner said.

“He is expected to recover,” Marks said, but he did not know when Shoberg would begin working again.

Shoberg is a new addition to the police force, Marks said.

He had been working for just five weeks before the accident.

Taylor’s male passenger also was injured and was airlifted to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, where he was also in stable condition Sunday, Marks said.

The identity of Taylor’s passenger was not available Monday, he said.

Because it is police policy that any accident involving an officer be handled by

another agency, the California Highway Patrol is investigating, Marks said.

The people involved in the unrelated fight at the parking lot fled from the scene on foot, according to sheriff’s logs.

Marks asks anyone who witnessed the alleged fight to call GVPD at 477-4600.


To contact Staff Writer Robyn Moormeister, e-mail robynm@ or call 477-4236.

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