HAYWARD — A man's erratic driving followed by a bizarre dance on Interstate 880 led to him being shocked and arrested by California Highway Patrol officers Wednesday morning.
According to the CHP, they received word that a man was driving erratically in a blue BMW in the northbound lanes around 6:45 a.m. Minutes later, they heard that the same car had swerved into a red Ford pickup truck, sending the truck down an embankment where it overturned. The driver of the pickup had minor injuries, the CHP said.
When officers arrived, the driver of the BMW, a Newark man who has not been identified, was in the median of the northbound lanes.
"He then crossed over into the southbound lanes, pulled up his shirt and started dancing," said CHP Officer R. Crawford. "I don't know if he was trying to tease or antagonize the officers. ... He said something like 'You're not my dad!'"
Crawford said the man may have tried to jump on a passing car before officers used their stun guns to subdue him and took him into custody. He is suspected of being under the influence of a controlled substance.
"He didn't appear to be a 5150, he just seemed really high on something," Crawford said.
The man faces felony hit-and-run charges, and other charges are possible if it is determined he was under the influence, Crawford said.