A parolee suspected of being drunk allegedly caused Thursday morning’s commute nightmare on the lower deck of the Bay Bridge after he crashed his car and shot off a gun during a failed attempt to flee from cops.
At 1:34 a.m., the California Highway Patrol reported, 29-year-old Oakland felon Antonio Roberson — who’s been convicted of human trafficking — was heading east when he crashed his 1984 Cadillac Eldorado into the guardrail near the S-curve. Read More
Hundreds of thousands of commuters sat mired in traffic or stood in lengthy lines for Bay Bridge bus service Thursday after a four-alarm fire in Oakland damaged nearby BART facilities, forcing an 11-hour shutdown of the train operator’s Transbay Tube. Read More
Caltrans is defending the structural integrity of the new east span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge after a recent story by the Sacramento Bee made claims suggesting otherwise.The story published by the Bee on May 27 reported that the paper had found records of an apparent defect in the foundation of the span’s signature tower. Read More
Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey passed on attending his own arraignment on DUI charges Thursday, having his attorney plead not guilty on his behalf in a San Francisco courtroom.
Attorney Ivan Golde told the media after the hearing that the 25-year-old football star has no prior convictions and that the misdemeanor DUI arrest on the Bay Bridge last month was his first. Read More
At least he can catch a court date.Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, 25, is scheduled to be arraigned in a San Francisco courtroom Thursday on DUI charges, prosecutors said.Heyward-Bey was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol on April 7 for allegedly speeding and weaving on the Bay Bridge near Treasure Island. The football star was driving his 2012 Range Rover about 2 a.m., Officer Tony Tam said. Read More
Leaving San Francisco city limits after stealing a car does not prevent the SFPD from chasing you.
A woman and her passenger were carjacked in the Financial District early Thursday morning, police Officer Albie Esparza said, and cops had to cross the Bay in their pursuit of the suspects, who were arrested in Oakland. The vehicle was recovered. Read More
Drunken driving charges were thrown at Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey on Thursday after the football player was intercepted by police last month speeding and weaving on the Bay Bridge, law enforcement officials said.
Heyward-Bey, 25, was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol about 2 a.m. April 7 while driving his 2012 Range Rover, Officer Tony Tam said. Read More
A 21-year-old man who was found dead near the Bay Bridge early Friday suffered a gunshot wound to the torso, police said.
Diondre Young of San Francisco was found near the corner of Main and Harrison streets just after 2:30 a.m., Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.
There have been no arrests.
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The Bay Bridge's westbound upper deck reopened Sunday evening, more than 24 hours ahead of schedule following a planned holiday weekend closure for demolition and construction work. With all planned demolition and maintenance work completed, California Department of Transportation Officials began removing cones from the bridge and approaches about 7 p.m., according to Caltrans spokesman Bart Ney. Read More