As we noted at the time, Danville police are investigating an incident where a man allegedly used his vehicle to assault a motorcycle officer while attempting to evade a traffic stop.
The incident occurred at 1:33 p.m. as the unnamed officer attempted to stop a black Ford Focus for speeding on Diablo Road and Ackerman Drive. Investigators say the driver fled and used his vehicle twice in an attempt to cause a collision with the officer on his motorcycle. On the second attempt, the driver allegedly caused a collision between the police officer on his motorcycle and the suspect’s vehicle at Diablo Road and Alamatos Drive – the officer sustaining minor injuries as a result.
Police converged on the area to begin a search for the car, which was eventually located in an unincorporated part of the city. The suspect, identified as Ryan Ohlson, 31, of Danville was apprehended in the Las Trampas Wilderness Regional Preserve at Bollinger Canyon Road and Rocky Ridge Road in San Ramon.
Ohlson was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for felony evading a police officer, felony assault of a police officer, and hit and run.