Suspect arrested after CHP pursuit from Oakland to Pleasant Hill

REGIONAL (KRON) — A suspect is in custody Friday morning after he allegedly led California Highway Patrol officers on a pursuit from Oakland to Pleasant Hill.

On Thursday night around 8:50 p.m., Oakland CHP officers attempted to stop a Mercedes Benz SUV for tailgating on eastbound state Highway 24 near Broadway, according to CHP.

The vehicle failed to stop and led officers on a pursuit through the Caldecott Tunnel and onto Pleasant Hill Road.

While driving in the area of Taylor Boulevard and Apollo Way in Pleasant Hill, the vehicle rammed CHP patrol car and continued to flee, CHP said.

The suspect stopped the vehicle on Skander Lane and attempted to flee on foot, officers then deployed a K-9 unit, and the dog but the fleeing suspect.

The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the hospital for treatment.

The suspect, whose name is not immediately available, will be arrested on suspicion of felony evading police and assault with a deadly weapon, according to CHP.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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