VICTORVILLE, Calif. – The father of 2 and 3-year-old girls was arrested for child cruelty after he was caught driving on the wrong side of the road on Sunday.
On Sunday, February 3, 2019, at around 7:15 p.m. Victorville deputies noticed a black Chevy Suburban driving westbound in eastbound lanes of Bear Valley Road. The vehicle was approaching Fifth Avenue, south of a concrete divider. Deputies conducted a traffic stop, the vehicle turned into a private driveway and stopped. The deputies approached the vehicle and determined that Jason Catron, 34, of Apple Valley was the driver of the vehicle. Catron displayed signs of being under the influence of drugs and alcohol. His 2 and 3-year-old daughters were in the backseat, the 3-year-old not properly secured in her car seat.
The deputies ordered Catron out of the vehicle for a sobriety test. He got out, but began to resist deputies. He continued to fight for several minutes and was subsequently handcuffed and put in the backseat of the patrol vehicle. He was arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for child cruelty, resisting/obstructing an officer, driving the wrong way on a divided roadway, and driving under the influence. He is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Anyone who may have witnessed Catron driving in the area of the incident or who may have information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputies Dean or DeKeyrel at the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. 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 www.wetip.com.
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