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Police Use Taser on Suspect in I-880 Foot Pursuit

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    In this amateur video shot by motorist Mario Vitale, officers pursue a suspect on Interstate 880 in San Jose. Police say the man was high on meth. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015)

    A man allegedly under the influence of drugs led California Highway Patrol and San Jose police officers on a foot chase on Interstate 880 on Tuesday. 

    According to a news release, officers found a man on southbound I-880 near Stevens Creek Boulevard at about 9:40 a.m. The man demonstrated signs of being under the influence of drugs, possibly methamphetamine, police said, adding that he blocked motorists on the highway by setting up traffic cones.

    When officers tried to detain the man, he began to run helter-skelter — with Taser wires hanging off his shirtless chest — between cars to resist being nabbed, police said.

    The California Highway Patrol got involved in the incident once the suspect began running on I-880, officers said.

    It took four officers to subdue the man and take him into custody, police said.

    The man was hospitalized and treated for non-life threatening injuries. Three police officers were also hurt during the incident, according to police.

    Police said the suspect will be booked into the Santa Clara County Jail and charged with two counts of battery on a peace officer, being under the influence and resisting arrest.

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