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    CHP Cruiser Crashes Into Cars, Hydrant During Oakland Chase

    A CHP cruiser ended up crashing into several parked cars and a fire hydrant early Thursday morning in Oakland during a chase of a speeding four-door sedan.Kris Sanchez reports. (Published Thursday, June 30, 2016)

    A CHP cruiser ended up crashing into several parked cars and a fire hydrant early Thursday morning in Oakland during a chase of a speeding four-door sedan.

    Sgt. Joe Azvedo said the chase began at 2:13 a.m. when an officer spotted the car on westbound Interstate Highway 580 near Eden Canyon with an expired registration. The CHP said the car didn’t stop and a pursuit ensued with speeds reaching more than 100 mph.

    CHP Cruiser crashed into several cars and fire hydrant during a chase in Oakland on Thursday morning. (June 30, 2016)
    Photo credit: NBC Bay Area

    The driver of the sedan got off the highway at the Foothill/MacArthur off-ramp and the chase continued on MacArthur Boulevard. At some point, a passenger in the car pulled something out like a fire extinguisher, and began spraying the CHP cars, Azvedo said.

    During the chase, the CHP cruiser crashed near the corner of Bryon and MacArthur, smashing into several parked cars, a light pole and a fire hydrant along the way.

    Both officers inside the SUV were not hurt, but the suspect or suspects got away.