| Police chased a 33-year-old man from Oakley who allegedly evaded a police officer and sped 80 mph on Camino Ramon in Danville earlier this 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, 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 had 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. The chase could harm commuters in traffic and schools around 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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