CHP arrests man suspected of driving SUV into their officers

A man suspected of driving an SUV into two California Highway Patrol officers in Bay Point last month has been arrested, the agency said.

Detectives arrested the 31-year-old Oakland man on Jan. 7, and he remains in custody at the Martinez Detention Facility in lieu of $470,000 bail. Details of arrest were not available immediately.

The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop the CHP made on Dec. 26 around 3:30 a.m. They say the man is suspected of four counts of assault on a peace officer; reckless evading; evading a police officer causing injury; and vandalism.

According to the CHP, officers tried to pull over a blue Subaru Outback near Bailey and Canal roads but the driver instead fled. The Subaru eventually came to a stop facing the CHP patrol car vehicle, the agency said.

The officers then exited their patrol car, and the suspect accelerated the Subaru and drove straight at them, hitting them both, the CHP said. Both suffered minor injuries, according to the agency. They were treated at a hospital.

The Subaru continued on, and later was found abandoned.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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