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Crowbar-wielding man detained after leading NorCal police on chase

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Police detained a man following a chase from the East Bay to the Peninsula after he wielded a metal bar on top of his truck on westbound I-80 near University Avenue in Berkeley this morning. (KGO-TV)

A driver is in custody following a high-speed chase that started in Berkeley, crossed two bridges, and ended in Hayward.

The CHP resorted to trick maneuvers to force the man to lose control and stop his car. The driver was taken into police custody following the 45 minute pursuit that topped 90 miles per hour.

VIDEO: Man with crowbar dances on car on I-80 in Berkeley before chase through Bay Area
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A high-speed chase that went through several parts of the Bay Area all began when a man pulled his vehicle over to the median on I-80 in Berkeley and started dancing on top of his car while shaking a metal bar around.



It all started on Interstate 80 near the University Avenue exit in Berkeley when the man pulled his vehicle over to the median and got up on his pickup truck to wave a crowbar around while morning commuters moved passed him.

The pursuit continued across the Bay Bridge, down Highway 101 through the Peninsula, across the San Mateo Bridge and eventually ended in Hayward.

During the chase, the man could be seen wildly waving the crowbar outside the driver's side window and, at times, taking both hands off the steering wheel. At one point he hit at least 80 miles per hour.

The chase continued at reduced speeds when he got off the highway into Hayward. He eventually drove onto West Winton Avenue, where the CHP performed a PIT maneuver.

Police, with guns drawn, were able to get the driver to get out of his truck. He was put into handcuffs and taken into custody. No injuries were reported during the chase.

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