Oakley Police Impound Vehicle Involved in Sideshow Activity

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

The Oakley Police Department announced it has impounded a vehicle associated with sideshows in the local area, including the city of Antioch.

On June 6, 2024, Officer F. Williams was on patrol when he saw a caravan of vehicles being driven recklessly and in a manner that made it seem as if the drivers were interacting with each other in a hazardous manner. Officer Williams attempted to make an enforcement stop on an Infiniti and an associated Audi blocked Officer Williams from the Infiniti. The Infiniti then fled on O’Hara Avenue to Laurel Road and then to Highway 4. The Infiniti minimally ran three stop lights and reached speeds of 80MPH as it fled from Officer Williams. Officer Williams terminated the pursuit due to prevailing conditions and he started to do an investigation into the Infiniti. Officer Williams determined this particular Infiniti has been involved in side-show activity in the Antioch area. Officer Williams wrote an “impound warrant” for the vehicle due to its involvement in the reckless driving and pursuit.

On June 19, 2024, Officer Williams located the vehicle at the 7-11 store at the intersection of Empire Avenue and Main Street. Officer Williams arranged to have the vehicle towed and impounded, at the owners expense, for 30 days.

Oakley Police Chief Paul Beard stated, “I appreciate the interest Officer Williams has in vehicles that are being used for nefarious purposes. I further appreciate how his actions in this case epitomize what I see is the vision and the trademark of the Oakley Police Department- we do not give up easily and we keep working hard in our investigations to safeguard the interests of the people of Oakley. Stay safe Oakley.”

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.