Pleasanton police briefly closed part of Valley Avenue Thursday afternoon after the driver of an allegedly stolen truck led officers on a high-speed chase before crashing into two other cars.
Officers arrested Christopher Mero, 35, today at 3 p.m. after he crashed a maroon truck into two other cars while driving the wrong way on Valley near the intersection of Crestline Road. No one was hurt in the crash, despite one nearly head-on collision.
Police closed Valley Avenue at the east and west sections of Northway Road as of 3:20 p.m., and the road was reopened by 4:55 p.m.
The chase started after officers received an alert to be on the lookout for a stolen vehicle in the Pleasanton area. It was reported the truck was stolen by a suspect wanted for assault with a deadly weapon and for stealing the vehicle.
Police spotted the vehicle at 2:45 p.m., and Mero sped off when officers tried to pull him over. The chase lasted several minutes, during which he drove in the wrong direction, ran through red lights and ignored stop signs.
Mero, a transient from the Hayward area, was arrested without further incident, police stated.
Video of the end of the chase is available here.