Driver who shot at another car at I-680-Hwy. 84 exit arrested

No one hurt as CHP chases suspect to Walnut Creek BART lot

California Highway Patrol officers arrested a 49-year-old man who led them on a pursuit after he allegedly shot at another vehicle during a

road rage incident on I-680 Saturday night at the Highway 84 exit.

CHP officer Derek Reed said officers responded about 9 p.m. to a report of shots fired on

northbound I-680 near the Hwy. 84 exit ramp.

The incident was described as a road rage incident in which one vehicle tried to run the other off the roadway, according to Reed.

Officers were able to locate the car that had been fired at and spoke with the driver, confirming that no one was injured during the shooting.

Officers then located the vehicle that fired the shots, described as an orange Mercury Cougar, traveling northbound on the highway at Sycamore Valley Road in Danville.

When officers tried to pull over the Mercury, the male driver refused and continued driving northbound on the highway. The driver then

exited at Ygnacio Valley Road in Walnut Creek and pulled into the nearby BART station.

Once at the BART station, the driver exited the vehicle and tried to flee on foot. Officers however were able to apprehend the driver.

The driver, a Redwood City resident, was arrested on suspicion of failing to yield and possession of narcotics, Reed said.

Details about the gun used in the shooting were not immediately available.

Daniel Montes, Bay City New

— Bay City News Service


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