Man Steals Tow-Truck and Drives Wrong-Way on I-80 near Bay Bridge Toll Plaza

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (December 10, 2021) – Authorities arrested Michael Cayetano Sunday after driving the wrong-way on I-80.

The driver, 46-year-old Cayetano of Oakland, was seen on tape colliding with a California Highway Patrol car near the Bay Bridge toll plaza.

Cayetano allegedly stole his nephew’s tow-truck, drove it into oncoming traffic on I-80’s westbound lanes and hit the patrol car.

The officer was not in the patrol car when it was struck; according to KRON4, the officer was attempting to deploy spike strips. As a result, Michael Cayetano was arrested and booked into Santa Rita Jail on a number of felony charges.

More details will be provided once available. At this time, an active investigation is still currently underway.

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