June 21, 2024
A suspect was arrested after the chase, which started in Pittsburg, ended when a car hit five other vehicles.

By Tony Hicks | Bay City News

A vehicle pursuit that started in Pittsburg on Wednesday morning ended with a vehicle crashing into five other vehicles and rolling over at the Pleasant Hill Road exit on westbound state Highway 24 in Lafayette.

The suspect exited the vehicle, which landed on its roof, and led California Highway Patrol officers on a foot chase before they caught up and arrested him.

No one was hurt during the multiple crashes.

CHP Spokesman Officer Adam Lane said the pursuit began at 8:50 a.m. when a CHP unit attempted to pull over the suspect on westbound Highway 4 at Railroad Avenue.

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The pursuit weaved through traffic, southbound on Highway 242, then Interstate 680, before heading east on Highway 24.

The driver then attempted to plow through traffic on the multi-directional Pleasant Hill Road exit area before crashing into other vehicles and rolling over. Officers took the driver into custody at 9:05 a.m.