Nine people were injured Friday night including three children when a driver in a stolen Hummer struck collided with parked vehicles while fleeing law enforcement. The Hummer, which had been reported stolen in Vallejo earlier in the day, was spotted on westbound Interstate Highway 80 near the American Canyon offramp around 9:20 p.m. by California Highway Patrol officers, said Vallejo police Lt. Eric Mortenson.
The pursuit led into Vallejo, where the suspect was involved in two traffic accidents before he was captured. The first occurred at Redwood and Broadway streets, where the Hummer struck one uninvolved vehicle. Two of the four occupants in that car, a 16-year-old and an 18-year-old, were injured, Mortenson said. The pursuit continued, and the Hummer struck two more vehicles before it came to a stop. A total of two adults and three children in the two vehicles were injured.
The driver of the vehicle, a 17-year-old Vallejo resident, was combative with arresting officers, Mortenson said. While he was struggling, another suspect came out of the crowd and tried to pull him away from police. Shawn Wallace, a 45-year-old Vallejo resident, was also arrested at the scene.
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