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* Driver Arrested In Oakland After Crashing And Fighting With Police

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The driver of a Ford truck that was involved in a three-vehicle accident in East Oakland today was arrested after fighting with a police officer and tackling an elderly woman, according to Oakland police spokeswoman Holly Joshi.Joshi said the incident began at 11:08 a.m. when the Ford truck collided with a car in the 8300 block of Edes Avenue, near the Hegenberger Road ramp to Interstate Highway 880, and both vehicles wound up temporarily trapped underneath a large semi-truck.She said the driver of the Ford truck appeared to be under the influence of narcotics and fought with a police officer who responded to the accident.Joshi said the officer used a Taser stun gun on the driver but the  driver was still able to escape.The driver then tackled an elderly woman who was walking her dog on a nearby sidewalk, according to Joshi.Joshi said it took nine police officers to finally take the driver into custody about half a block away from the accident scene. The driver faces possible charges of being under the influence of drugs, resisting arrest and assault.Joshi said the elderly woman was treated for minor injuries and then released.She said one police officer sustained a laceration in his neck during the confrontation with the driver but he also was treated and released.The other people who were involved in the accident only sustained minor injuries, Joshi said.The car and the Ford truck eventually were both pulled out from underneath the semi-truck, she said.

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