The Brentwood Police Department arrested a man who led officers on a vehicle pursuit before crashing and being taken into custody.
The crash occurred at the intersection of O’Hara Avenue and Sand Creek Road around 5:20 pm Friday.
According to Lieutenant Walter O’Grodnick, the suspect was a Hispanic male in his 30’s from Oakley who led officers on a brief pursuit where he later crashed his vehicle on O’Hara Ave. The driver fled on foot following the crash but was apprehended by officers. During the apprehension he struggled and resisted arrest, but was eventually handcuffed.
“The driver was not injured during the crash and struggle but one of our own sustained a shoulder injury during the arrest. That officer has since been treated and released from the hospital,” said O’Grodnick.
The suspect did strike another vehicle in the crash said O’Grodnick, but the occupants sustained minor injuries and were released from the scene.
The suspect, whose identity has not been released, faces felony DUI charges, resisting arrest and other misdemeanor charges.
On Saturday morning, Brentwood Police identified the suspect as Edward Navarro, a 27-year-ol Oakley resident. He was charged with felony DUI, felony evading, resisting arrest causing injury, misdemeanor hit and run.