Shooting, Causes Bay Bridge Mess

NBC Bay Areas' traffic reporter Mike Inouye said it best in his tweet: "Just AVOID the #BayBridge."

By Lisa Fernandez, Monte Francis, Mike Inouye and Christie Smith
|  Thursday, Jul 5, 2012  |  Updated 3:19 PM PDT
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The California Highway Patrol said that a suspect was allegedly drunk and speeding on the bridge about 2 a.m. and crashed his vehicle at the S-curve from San Francisco heading toward Oakland. All lanes of the bridge were open by 10 a.m., but traffic was still a mess because of police activity seven hours and 51 minutes earlier.

The California Highway Patrol said that a suspect was allegedly drunk and speeding on the bridge about 2 a.m. and crashed his vehicle at the S-curve from San Francisco heading toward Oakland. All lanes of the bridge were open by 10 a.m., but traffic was still a mess because of police activity seven hours and 51 minutes earlier.

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NBC Bay Areas' traffic reporter Mike Inouye said it best in his tweet: "Just AVOID the #BayBridge."

An early morning traffic mess occurred during a chaotic police shooting on the bridge, which began at 2 a.m. and wrapped up about eight hours later, when all lanes re-opened at 10 a.m.

The California Highway Patrol arrested 29-year-old Antonio Roberson of Oakland, on parole on false imprisonment charges. Roberson was allegedly in possession of a weapon, authorties said, which prompted some officer-involved gunfire. The exact details weren't revealed.

The California Highway Patrol said that a suspect was allegedly drunk and speeding on the bridge about 2 a.m. and crashed his vehicle at the S-curve from San Francisco heading toward Oakland.

Roberson was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. A 26-year-old female passenger was treated and released from the hospital and is not facing any charges.

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