Police arrest man for counterfeiting after car crash

February 3, 2010 1:11:51 PM PST
Novato police arrested a Marin City man on suspicion of possessing counterfeit hundred dollar bills after he crashed his car into a tree Monday night.

Police tried to stop Chaka Grayson's 1993 Acura Legend for driving with a broken headlight near Redwood Boulevard and Delong Avenue around 10:45 p.m.

Grayson fled but crashed his car into a tree near Grant Avenue and Fifth Street, police said. He ran from the collision but was captured a short distance away. His car was towed from the scene.

Grayson had five counterfeit $100 bills with Abraham Lincoln's face on them when he was booked into the Marin County jail, Lt. John McCarthy said.

He also had outstanding warrants for DUI, driving on a suspended license and armed robbery, spousal abuse and burglary charges, McCarthy said.

Grayson, 40, was treated at Novato Community Hospital for injuries he suffered when the airbag in his Acura deployed during the crash, police said.

He was then booked for evading a police officer, resisting arrest, hit-and-run, driving on a suspended license, and possession of counterfeit currency in addition to the warrants, police said. His bail was set at $260,000.