Driver arrested after pursuit on Bay Bridge

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.

At about 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.

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.

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.Bay BridgeCalifornia Highway Patroldriver arrestedPolice chase

Just Posted

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for adolescents in the U.S. (Shutterstock)
Why California teens need mental illness education

SB 224 calls for in-school mental health instruction as depression and suicide rates rise

Ahmad Ibrahim Moss, a Lyft driver whose pandemic-related unemployment benefits have stopped, is driving again and relying on public assistance to help make ends meet. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
How much does gig work cost taxpayers?

Some drivers and labor experts say Prop. 22 pushed an undue burden on to everyday taxpayers.

Gov. Gavin Newsom, who visited the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 6 headquarters on Recall Election Day, handily won after a summer of political high jinks.	<ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
Lessons from a landslide: Key takeaways from California’s recall circus

‘After a summer of half-baked polls and overheated press coverage, the race wasn’t even close’

The Kimpton Buchanan Hotel in Japantown could become permanent supportive housing if The City can overcome neighborhood pushback. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Nimbytown: Will SF neighborhoods allow vacant hotels to house the homeless?

‘We have a crisis on our hands and we need as many options as possible’

Most Read