The devil made him do it.
That, at least, is what Brea police said Robert Sandstrom, 42, of Anaheim told them after he allegedly tried to run down Sgt. William Vukelich with his 1986 Toyota pickup truck.
Police said Sandstrom, pulled over for a traffic violation near Brea and State College boulevards at 10:54 p.m. Friday, tried to ram Vukelich moments after the officer stepped out of his patrol car.
Sandstrom then led Vukelich and several other officers in patrol cars on a 20-mile chase that took them on the Orange, Riverside, Santa Ana and Costa Mesa freeways, police said.