SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A 36-year-old driver was arrested Tuesday morning after he sped away from a California Highway Patrol officer, resulting in a brief pursuit on the Bay Bridge.
Around 8 a.m., an officer tried to stop a Chevrolet for a carpool violation at the bridge’s toll plaza, but the driver sped away, according to the CHP.READ MORE: 3 Children Found Stabbed to Death in Los Angeles Apartment; Mother Detained
After crossing the eastern span, the Chevy spun out near the Yerba Buena tunnel and the driver fled on foot. Officers chased the suspect and ultimately deployed a Taser stun gun before taking him into custody, CHP Officer Sean Wilkenfeld said.
The suspect has been identified as Oakland resident Marvin Gross.
Gross was arrested on suspicion of evading an officer, driving with a suspended license and a carpool violation, Wilkenfeld said.READ MORE: Report: Marin County Residents Healthiest in California
Gross allegedly told officers he fled because he didn’t want his car to be towed, according to Wilkenfeld.
The pursuit caused a backup on the bridge during the morning commute. The bridge’s far right lane was blocked briefly while Caltrans crews removed the Chevy.
A CBS San Francisco staffer recorded this video of the scene following the chase.MORE NEWS: California Background Check System Snafus Delay Elder Care Hiring
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