A police pursuit in Lafayette Saturday night ended when the suspect vehicle – a BMW with paper plates – briefly evaded officers before crashing on Acalanes Road under Highway 24.
At least two suspects were removed from the wrecked car, last seen by officers at speeds in excess of 85 mph. One was removed by officers at gunpoint, another required extrication by firefighters.
Further confusing a busy night in the 24/680 was an unrelated, multi-car crash on southbound I680 south of Olympic Boulevard. Emergency crews were still assessing motorists involved in that crash, which was reported at the same time as the pursuit-related impact on Acalanes Road, at 6:45 p.m.
California Highway Patrol officers called for a SigAlert while clearing wreckage from all but the slow lane of southbound I680. There were reports of multiple injuries at the scene but no specific information as those motorists were either still being assessed or were on their way to local hospitals.