A car stopped by police on eastbound Highway 24 in Lafayette Wednesday abruptly sped away, crashing in the 24/680 interchange and briefly closing the freeway to traffic.
The incident was reported shortly after noon after police stopped a gold sedan on eastbound Highway 24 at Pleasant Hill Road. Police gave chase after the car sped away but the unidentified driver crashed her vehicle a short distance down the freeway – where she was removed from the wreckage of her car and arrested.
It was not immediately known why police stopped her.
Police closed southbound I680 at the crash site to facilitate their investigation and movement of emergency vehicles. Initial reports that the woman’s car was on fire after the crash proved to be steam and other emissions from the wreckage after the crash.