Driver, 19, Crashes, Rolls Car on I-680 in Danville; Vehicle Stolen From Walnut Creek

Michael Holden, 19, of Concord, was transported to a hospital where he is in critical condition.

By Bay City News Service
A 19-year-old man who allegedly led police on a pursuit in a stolen vehicle down Interstate Highway 680 suffered major injuries after the car overturned in Danville on Tuesday night, a Concord police lieutenant said.

A Concord police sergeant patrolling the area of Monument Boulevard near Highway 680 in Concord saw a vehicle driving recklessly on the road around 10:30 p.m., Lt. David Hughes said.

The sergeant tried to stop the vehicle but the driver did not yield and fled onto southbound Highway 680 at speeds of up to 100 mph, Hughes said. The sergeant followed the vehicle down the freeway and the driver lost control on southbound Highway 680 just north of El Cerro Road, he said.

The vehicle then left the roadway and struck a guiderail before overturning near La Gonda Way in Danville, according to Hughes.

The driver, 19-year-old Michael Holden of Concord, was transported to a hospital where he is in critical condition, he said.

Holden was driving a vehicle stolen out of Walnut Creek, Hughes said.

The California Highway Patrol issued a Sig-alert shortly after 3 a.m. for two lanes of southbound Highway 680 in Danville between El Pintado Road and El Cerro Boulevard in addition to the El Pintado Road offramp.

The lanes and offramp were reopened as of 5:30 a.m., according to the CHP. Investigators from the CHP, Contra Costa District Attorney's Office, Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office and Concord police are investigating the incident.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Concord police Detective Tom Parodi at (925) 603-5867.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call the Concord Police Department tip line at (925) 603-5836.
Sue May 07, 2014 at 04:33 PM
Things happen when people do stupid things. You would think at 19 he would have better sense - obviously not.
Jed May 08, 2014 at 12:32 PM
Monument Blvd.... I'm thinking hispanic or black here. No good reason - just being "racist", I guess. More importantly, this dude needs to PAY RESTITUTION to the insurance company of the owner of the car PLUS serve MAJOR prison time. I hope his injuries are PAINFUL and LONG! On the bright side, he's going to make a buttload of new friends while in prison. There is no cure for stupidity... save perhaps for a couple packs of condoms.
Cindy May 08, 2014 at 12:40 PM
Instead of Major Prison time which cost taxpayers a ton why don't we invest in more rehab to heal this young man so he becomes a contributing member of society instead of draining tax dollars.
One more time with feeling May 08, 2014 at 05:53 PM
Jed, check this... http://claycord.com/2014/05/07/concord-police-identify-man-who-allegedly-led-police-on-a-pursuit-in-a-stolen-vehicle/ scroll down for the FaceBook link.


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