CHP officer gets in roadside brawl on Highway 46
May 6, 2016
A CHP officer used pepper spray, a collapsible baton and bean bag shotgun rounds to win a roadside brawl with a driver he stopped in northeastern San Luis Obispo County Thursday evening. The 51-year-old suspect weighed into the fight at 174 pounds, standing 5 feet 10 inches.
At about 5:25 p.m, Hesperia resident Monsuru Sho was driving with a suspended license and carrying multiple IDs with the same picture but different names when an officer stopped Hesperia’s vehicle just west of the Kern County line. The officer had observed a vehicle code violation, according to the CHP.
The officer then instructed Sho to get out of his vehicle and they spoke.
When the officer tried to arrest Sho, the suspect immediately resisted and attacked him, the press release states. During the fight, the officer used the less lethal weapons at his disposal.
CHP officers from Templeton and Buttonwillow and San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies responded to assist the officer.
Sho was eventually taken into custody. Authorities charged him with assault and battery on an officer, identity theft, driving on a suspended license and providing false identification to an officer.
Both Sho and the officer were taken to a hospital, treated and released. Officers booked Sho in to the San Luis Obispo County Jail, where he remains with his bail set at $25,000.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing and more charges are pending.