Wild vehicle chase along Powell damages police cars, injures tourists

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By Harry Harris, Oakland Tribune —
An 18-year-old suspected car thief was arrested Tuesday night after a wild mile-long chase when he rammed two police cars, briefly drove in the wrong lanes of traffic, and injured himself and two tourists in another car, police said.

The suspect, identified as Travis Michelbrook of Oakland, suffered broken bones and other injuries and remained hospitalized on Wednesday. He was arrested on suspicion of three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a stolen vehicle, felony evading resulting in serious injury, resisting arrest and attempted burglary.

Police said the chain of events started about 10:47 p.m. Tuesday when security guards at Chevy’s Restaurant, 1890 Powell St., called police to report a possible vehicle theft in progress in the restaurant parking lot, which has a history of vehicle thefts and burglaries.

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