OPD Stumbles Upon Chase Leaving Work

Talk about being in the right place

An alleged intoxicated driver going the wrong way on a one-way  street near the Oakland Police Department crashed into three patrol cars  early this morning, police spokesman Jeff Thomason said.

Officers were getting off work at about 2:40 a.m. when they heard  a crash in the 400 block of Sixth Street.

They looked outside and saw that a black Honda had just crashed  into a patrol car. The Honda was facing the wrong way on the one-way street.

The Honda then backed up and crashed into two more patrol cars  before driving away, Thomason said.

Officers got back into their cars and followed the Honda. They  caught up to it a block away at Jefferson and Seventh streets after the car  had crashed into two other cars.

The police cars suffered minor damage, while the civilian cars suffered major damage.

The driver, a 30-year-old Oakland man, was heard yelling, "They are trying to kill me," as he was taken away.

He was arrested on suspicion of vandalism and DUI. He was taken to a local hospital as a precaution,  Thomason said.

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