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Update on CHP officer hit by DUI driver

The CHP issued a press release on the incident involving a CHP officer that was hit by a drunk driver while investigating a hit-and-run fatality early Sunday morning.

On October 15th, 2022, at approximately 11:26 PM, California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) South Sacramento units were dispatched to a fatal hit-and-run traffic crash which occurred on northbound Stockton Boulevard, north of Requa Way. Approximately one hour later (October 16th at 12:31 AM), as officers were on scene investigating the aforementioned fatal crash, a 2007 Ford Mustang traveling northbound on Stockton Boulevard at a high rate of speed entered the closure and collided with an officer on scene. The officer who was struck was standing outside of a patrol vehicle and sustained major injuries; the officer was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The CHP Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team responded to the crash scene to assist with the investigation. It is likely the driver of the Ford was under the influence of alcohol and drugs during the time of the crash and he was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI.

The injured officer is assigned to the CHP South Sacramento Area. Currently, the name of the injured officer will not be released.

UPDATE
During the course of the investigation, it was determined the 27-year-old driver of the 2007 Ford Mustang was identified as Jason Ezekiel Wullenwaber from Sacramento, CA. During the investigation, Wullenwaber was suspected of DUI at the time of the crash, which resulted in his arrest. Wullenwaber was transported and booked into the Sacramento County Jail for felony DUI.

The involved officer is still listed as critical at a local hospital and is surrounded by family members. The injured officer will remain hospitalized and his release from the hospital has not yet been determined.

CHP

Charges against Wullenwaber

VC 23153(A)  Felony   
DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL CAUSING INJURY OR DEATH
VC 23153(B)  Felony   
UNLAWFUL TO DRIVE UNDER THE INFL. OR AT .08/CAUSE DEATH/INJ.
Bail: $500,000.00
Total Bail $500,000.00
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