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Estrada Hits Deputy With Truck, Flees Scene

Ruben Estrada, 42, of Fillmore was arrested on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, hit-and-run, and driving under the influence Friday, July 4, 2014.

A Fillmore man was arrested on the Fourth of July holiday after he allegedly hit a sheriff’s deputy with his truck and then fled the scene.Ruben Estrada, 42, was allegedly driving his red truck up and down the 600 block of Manzanita Drive, challenging people to fight.

When a responding deputy attempted to remove Estrada from his truck, Estrada shifted the truck into drive and accelerated forward. The deputy was thrown onto the hood of the patrol car, and transported to Ventura County Medical Center with minor injuries.

Estrada then directed his truck towards another responding patrol unit, nearly missing it. He collided with another vehicle, and then fled on foot. He was later located at his residence where he was arrested without incident.

Estrada was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, hit-and-run, and driving under the influence.

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