A shirtless man reportedly high on PCP led law enforcement on a freeway foot chase Tuesday morning, after a taser did little to slow him down.
Video of the incident, which was posted to the YouTube account of SuperMarioIV, shows traffic slowed to a crawl as law enforcement came into contact with the suspect during the morning commute along Highway 880.
A female officer is seen running in the opposite direction of the camera when a man emerges from a group of officers (go to the 50-second mark). The suspect avoids the female officer’s attempt to wrap him up, knocking her to the ground. He then runs by the camera with what appear to be taser wires attached to his back.
“Guy’s tased,” says SuperMarioIV.
The following video contains profanity at the end of the clip. —Editor
The suspect then cuts across traffic and appears to avoid nearly being struck by a car in the far right lane before heading for the shoulder as officers from the San Jose Police Department and California Highway Patrol give chase.
KLIV 1590 reported that the man was tased a second time and taken into custody. Police told the station that the suspect—who was charged with assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and being under the influence of a controlled substance—and three officers suffered minor injuries.
UPDATE: SJPD provided the following summary of the incident:
At approximately 9:40 A.M., officers located an adult male on S/B Highway 880 near Stevens Creek Boulevard exhibiting the signs of being under the influence of drugs. The suspect was shutting down the freeway with traffic cones. Officers attempted to detain the suspect, but he ran in different directions on the highway. The suspect physically assaulted two officers and resisted arrest. The suspect was eventually subdued and taken into custody.
The suspect was transported to a local area hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. The suspect will be booked into the Santa a Clara County Jail for two counts of battery on a peace officer, under the influence and resisting arrest.
Three officers suffered minor non-life threatening injuries.
No other information is available at this time.