Man jailed after ramming police car in Pacific BeachOctober 30, 2012 No Comments
A man landed in jail Sunday hours after San Diego police say he beat and choked his girlfriend in a jealous rage, rammed her car into a patrol car in Pacific Beach and drove off.
Police tracked down and arrested Tommy Madriaga, 34, in a Pacific Beach motel about 6 p.m., police Officer David Stafford said.
Stafford said Madriaga threw a fit after the couple left a party at the Embassy Suites on Harbor Drive about 12:15 a.m. Sunday. Madriaga choked his girlfriend and slammed her head into the dashboard of her car as they drove, Stafford said.
When the couple happened across a police car at Loring and Lamont streets in Pacific Beach, the woman ran from her car. Madriaga rammed the patrol car with his girlfriend’s vehicle and drove off, Stafford said.
Madriaga ditched the car on Collingwood Drive, a few blocks to the west, and ran.
Police found him later that day, staying at the Roadway Inn in Pacific Beach. He was jailed on suspicion of crimes including spousal abuse and assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.
Source: UTSanDiego.comAssault, Hit and Run, House Parties