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The terrifying incident took place at around 8 p.m. in Martinez. Police are looking for white man in his 20s with short hair.
The 20-year-old's death is not related to a weekend brawl in Danville, police said.
The suspect is a 30-year-old from Pleasant Hill.
Every 51 minutes, someone is killed in a drunk-driving crash. Over the Labor Day weekend, fatalities increase to one every 34 minutes.
The court action came today in a federal court in San Francisco in connection with the explosion and fire that killed eight and injured 66.
CHP reports she caused two crashes on Friday morning.
“If you’re a man, I would not be teaching elementary school,” said defense attorney of "mass hysteria" in case of longtime male teacher, 46.
The suspect hit vehicles at several BART stations.
His victims were were 15 and 12 years old.
The crash blocked three southbound lanes and two northbound lanes of 680.
Nayeli Martinez had been missing since Sunday night.
Jason Adams had last been seen in San Ramon and may have been going to Dublin or Pleasanton. He was found on Sunday by law enforcement in Nevada.
No children were present when officers arrested the suspect, police say.
Police say the robbery attempt in Pleasant Hill may be linked to a similar successful robbery in Walnut Creek on the same night
No one was injured during the blaze, according to Contra Costa County fire officials.
Ian Furminger, 47, of Pleasant Hill is due back in court on Friday.
Police officials and PG&E say to avoid giving out personal information or credit card numbers over the phone when you are not the one who made the call.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving ask football fans celebrating Super Bowl Sunday to designate sober driver.