HERCULES (CBS SF) – Hercules police attempting to spike-strip a suspect vehicle during a pursuit early Monday morning accidentally disabled a patrol vehicle.

An officer parked in the 1500 block of Sycamore Avenue just before 3 a.m. saw a late-model Nissan Sentra with paper plates leave the Creekside Center at a high rate of speed and attempted a traffic stop.

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Police allege the driver failed to yield, driving south onto Refugio Valley Road and crossing over into opposing traffic near Partridge Drive.

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At some point, other officers set up a spike strip and it looked like the suspect driver hit it with the one of the Sentra’s front tires, but the vehicle was not disabled.

The officer got a flat tire, however, and had to terminate the pursuit. The suspect vehicle was last seen heading north on Willow Avenue.

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