Sheriff's Patrol Cars Catch Fire After Calif. Pursuit
June 17--BERKELEY -- A Lexus being chased early Monday by Contra Costa Sheriff's deputies on Interstate 80 wound up in ice plant and dry grass near a freeway offramp, as did two patrol cars pursuing it, officials said.
The Lexus got away. The patrol cars caught fire.
The chase started about 3:45 a.m. near El Sobrante and ended at the Ashby Avenue exit on westbound I-80, Sheriff's Office spokesman Jimmy Lee said.
Once the pursuit reached Ashby Avenue, the Lexus and the two deputy patrol...