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Victorville woman arrested for DUI after hitting deputy’s vehicle

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — Veronica Calvert, 40, of Victorville was arrested after nearly striking a deputy while driving under the influence, officials said.

It happened at about 2:09 a.m., on February 12th when Deputy M. Martinez, was on a public service call near the intersection of Hesperia Road and Chalon Road.

“Martinez was getting in his marked patrol unit when he saw a large SUV quickly approaching from behind. He was able to run to the front of the patrol vehicle and get to the shoulder of the road, just before the passenger side mirror of the 2000 Ford Expedition hit the driver’s side mirror of his marked patrol vehicle,” stated sheriff’s spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez.

The driver, later identified as Veronica Calvert, did not stop at the scene and continued to drive at a high rate of speed, northbound on Hesperia Road, officials said.

Deputy Martinez returned to his vehicle and conducted a traffic stop at Hesperia Road, near Seneca Road.

Calvert was determined to be driving under the influence. She was arrested at the scene and booked into the High Desert Detention Center. The deputy was not injured.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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