A police pursuit in El Sobrante ran along San Pablo Dam Road into and through Orinda Wednesday before finally coming to a halt in a shower of sparks near the entrance to the California Shakespeare Theater.
The targeted car began its run from police shortly before 11 p.m. in El Sobrante, losing a tire while navigating San Pablo Dam Road into Orinda at speeds estimated by surprised residents at 70 mph or more.
The car made it to Highway 24 and took off westbound, throwing sparks and traveling on the shoulder, before taking Wilder Road – its lone occupant abandoning the vehicle near the entrance to the theater and running into a nearby field with a police dog in pursuit.
The unidentified driver apparently lost that race as an ambulance was summoned to treat him for dog bites. He was arrested on unspecified charges at approximately 11:05 p.m.
There were no reported injuries.