An Oakland resident was arrested after allegedly fleeing from police and crashing into an Oakland liquor store Sunday night, a San Leandro police lieutenant said.
San Leandro Police officers posted near the San Leandro-Oakland border attempted to stop a vehicle near 105th and Edes avenues in Oakland around 11:15 p.m. for a traffic violation, Lt. Randall Brandt said.
Police later identified the driver as 31-year-old Jermaine Robinson.
After he pulled over, Robinson allegedly sped away as the officers were approaching his car.
“The car took off at a high-rate of speed,” said San Leandro Police Lt. Mike Sobek.
The officers jumped back into the car and began a pursuit that ended a few blocks later on 108th St. in nearby Oakland.
“They (the officers) came around the corner and the found the suspect had collided with another motorist and crashed into the liquor store,” Sobek said.
Officers arrived on scene to find that Robinson was still in the vehicle after the collision with the other driver sent him crashing into a corner liquor store, later identified as Brookfield Discount Liquor, according to police.
One person in the car that Robinson struck was injured and taken to the hospital. The police vehicle was not involved in the collision, and no officers were hurt, he said.
Robinson was arrested on suspicion of evading police and possessing burglary tools, according to jail records.
“We're still investigating that part of it (why the driver fled) but he's got some criminal history so we're looking at all those factors," Sobek said.
As of Monday, Robinson was being held at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on $155,000.
According to jail records, he was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at the Hayward Hall of Justice.
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