San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: March 12, 2016 9:54 p.m.

LOCATION: Mojave Drive / Mesa Linda Avenue

INCIDENT: Traffic Collision with Injuries

SUSPECT: Miguel Zambrano, 26, resident of Adelanto

PASSENGER: Alexis Garcia, 19, resident of Ontario


On Saturday, March 12, 2016, at approximately 9:54 p.m., Deputies from the Victor Valley Station were involved in a vehicle pursuit in Adelanto. The pursuit terminated on Mojave Drive east of US Highway 395 in Victorville. Deputies initiated a felony traffic stop on Mojave Drive and assisting deputies stopped west bound traffic on Mojave Drive at Mesa Linda Avenue. Two Victorville emergency vehicles blocked the intersection at Mojave Drive and Mesa Linda Street and had there overhead emergency lights on. 


Miguel Zambrano (not involved in the pursuit) drove west bound on Mojave Drive and failed to yield for the emergency vehicles blocking the road. Zambrano struck the two emergency vehicles in the intersection at Mesa Linda Street. The emergency vehicles were occupied at the time and one deputy sheriff from the Victorville Station sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.    The driver, Miguel Zambrano, and his passenger, Alexis Garcia were both transported to the hospital with unknown injuries, Zambrano was arrested for Driving Under the Influence.   The San Bernardino County Region II M.A.I.T. team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact Deputy Travis James or Brett Haynes at the Victor Valley Station (760)552-6800.   Station:Victor Valley Station Refer:Sergeant Robert Vaccari Re:171603110 Phone No:760-552-6800    

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700