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Artesia Resident Shane Matos Arrested on DUI Charges After Colliding Into a Lakewood Sheriff Deputy

7:46 p.m. Monday UPDATE:
Suspect Matos will be appearing in Bellflower Superior Court on Tuesday, July 22 at 8:30 a.m. and has been held in custody since the arrest took place. A $100,000.00 Bond has been set in the case. Matos is currently being held at the Inmate Reception Center in Downtown Los Angeles. HMG-CN will continue to follow this situation during the next several days.

By Brian Hews

ARTESIA – A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy based in the Lakewood Station and patrolling in Artesia on Sunday night, sustained a minor leg injury after he was struck by a suspected drunk driver, Hews Media Group-Community Newspaper has confirmed.

HMG-CN spoke to at least five different sources and has confirmed that the suspect is Shane Matos, 25, who is a lifelong resident of Artesia.

Matos apparently crashed his car into the deputy’s parked car at 9:20 p.m. at 18030 Clarkdale Avenue.

The name of the deputy injured has not been officially released by members of the Sheriff’s Department as of Sunday night; however several sources told HMG-CN that the deputy’s name is Michael Calderon.

Watch Commander Sergeant Lim of the Lakewood Sheriff’s Department said that the name of the suspect or deputy were not “officially available” to the public when interviewed by HMG-CN via telephone on Sunday at 8:30 p.m., and would not confirm or deny the identities of both parties.

Calderon was apparently standing next to his parked patrol car and was responding to an unrelated call when his marked patrol car was struck by Matos, HMG-CN learned.

Matos lives less than a half of block where the incident took place and is a popular figure in the Artesia community.

Calderon was transported to a local hospital in Lakewood for treatment and is expected to make a full recovery.

HMG-CN has learned that Matos was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and is being held in custody.

HMG-CN will have additional updates as more details are learned.

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