Breaking News: Man hits Antioch police officer with car during traffic stop, arrested following chase, Wednesday night

By Sergeant Morefield, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

On Wednesday, December 11, 2013, officers of the Antioch Police Department, in partnership with members of the Richmond Police Department, California Department of Corrections, FBI, and Contra Costa County District Attorney Investigators conducted a proactive enforcement detail in the City of Antioch. This operation was targeted at the high crime areas of the city.

At approximately 7:04 PM, officers assigned to this detail affected a traffic enforcement stop in the area of G Street at Texas Street. During this traffic stop, a police officer was struck by the suspect vehicle as it fled from officers, leading them on an over hour long pursuit through the cities of Antioch, Pittsburg, Bay Point, and Concord.

Multiple agencies were involved at different points in the pursuit to include the Pittsburg Police Department and CHP. Speeds in the pursuit reached up to 100 mph on SR-4. Spike strips were deployed several times during the pursuit, flattening some, but not all of the tires of the suspect vehicle. The pursuit ultimately ended up in the area of G St. and Longview Rd. in Antioch, as the suspect vehicle circled the neighborhood, driving on its rims.

The pursuit ended when the suspect vehicle was disabled in the 2900 block of Longview Road and the driver (a 36-year-old male) fled on foot. This suspect was quickly apprehended a short distance away by the pursuing officers. He was later sent to the Martinez Detention Facility for charges including Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Police Officer and Felony Evading.

No officers or civilians were injured during this incident and there were no reported vehicle collisions. This case is still under investigation by the involved police agencies.

No further information will be released at this time.

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