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Man Accused Of Ramming Officer Cars In East Palo Alto To Stand Trial

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REDWOOD CITY (CBS SF) – A 19-year-old man was ordered to stand trial Thursday on five charges connected to ramming a stolen car into law enforcement vehicles in East Palo Alto and then fleeing, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

Tywaun Livingston was arrested in Fremont on June 25 after he drove across the Dumbarton Bridge to flee from San Mateo County Vehicle Theft Task Force agents who had attempted to detain him at Rutgers and Fordham streets in East Palo Alto, prosecutors said.

Livingston, who was wanted in connection with a car theft, allegedly rammed into the agents’ vehicles in the stolen car as the agents exited their vehicles, task force officials said.

One agent shot at Livingston, who then fled across the bridge into Fremont, where police there caught up with him on foot at Paseo Padre Parkway and Fremont Boulevard. He was found uninjured after the shooting, authorities said.

At his preliminary hearing held Thursday in Redwood City, San Mateo County Superior Court Judge John “Jack” Grandsaert held Livingston to answer on all charges. He will be kept in custody in lieu of $250,000 bail, prosecutors said.

His formal arraignment on the charges is scheduled for Aug. 10.

Livingston is represented by defense attorney Tom Kelley, who was not immediately available for comment on the case.

Livingston, who had previously been in the news last December when he was injured in an East Palo Alto shooting while walking in the 100 block of Verbena Drive, also will be tried in a separate felony case for allegedly carrying a loaded firearm in public and carrying illegal drugs while armed.

He is being held on $135,000 bail on that case, according to the district attorney’s office.

 

 

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