CHP: Driver who shot at car on I-680 arrested after pursuit

Man allegedly failed to stop in Danville, caught near Walnut Creek BART

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 Interstate 680 Saturday night in Sunol, according to the CHP.

Around 9 p.m., officers responded to report of shots fired on northbound I-680, near the Highway 84 onramp, CHP officer Derek Reed said.

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, Reed said.

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, according to Reed.

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 whose name was not released, 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.

-- Bay City News Service

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Posted by Herman Glates
a resident of Danville
on Nov 7, 2016 at 10:03 am

Herman Glates is a registered user.

The shooter drove an orange Mercury Cougar.

Hmmm, probably not going to blend into the crowd driving that car.

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Posted by Sue
a resident of Danville
on Nov 25, 2016 at 1:03 pm

So happy they caught the idiot.

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