Police pursuit across Bay Bridge reaches speeds of 100 MPH


by Bay City News
A high-speed chase on the Bay Bridge ended in Oakland on Friday
morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Just after 8 a.m. the San Francisco CHP attempted to stop a red
Lexus with no license plates on the westbound Bay Bridge but the driver,
later identified as 35-year-old Marquis Williams, allegedly failed to stop.

Williams continued west and exited Interstate Highway 80 at Fifth
Street in San Francisco before turning around, getting on the bridge again
and heading back to Oakland where the pursuit reached speeds of roughly 100
mph, according to CHP spokesman Officer Sean Wilkenfeld.

Williams then allegedly led officers into East Oakland. The chase
eventually came to an end in the vicinity of 23rd Street and Inyo Avenue when
the driver stopped the car and tried to flee on foot. Wilkenfeld said
Williams was arrested on suspicion of felony evasion.

The CHP has not yet been able to contact the vehicle’s owner to
determine if the Lexus was stolen, according to Wilkenfeld.

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