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Community Pulse - January 25, 2008

Suspect flees cops at 80 mph on town street

Police chased a 33-year-old man from Oakley who allegedly evaded a police officer and sped 80 mph on Camino Ramon in Danville last week.

Officer Paul Murphy stopped the suspect for having an obstructed license plate and carrying expired registration on Camino Ramon by Greenbrook Drive at 8:11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 14, said police Sgt. Dan Hoffman.

The suspect, who was driving a 2003 gold Chevy Silverado, failed to yield when Murphy flashed his headlights. The pursuit lasted for 45 seconds, according to reports, and he eventually pulled over. When Murphy made contact with the man, he recognized him from a previous incident.

Suddenly, the suspect made a U-turn and accelerated his truck, passing by Greenbrook Drive. The truck crossed the double yellow lines that were on the side of incoming southbound cars. Murphy followed him and chased him but decided not to continue for safety reasons, Hoffman said, citing traffic and schools in the area.

Upon further investigation, police contacted the suspect at his home and they are encouraging him to turn himself in. Hoffman said it is felony to evade a police officer.

-Jordan M. Doronila


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