Hit-and-run driver leaves truck in police parking lot

A hit and run driver left his U-Haul truck at an Oakland police parking lot.

April 9, 2010 5:45:35 PM PDT
A driver was arrested after fleeing a hit-and-run crash and leaving the U-Haul that was being driven in a police parking lot in Oakland, according to a police spokesman.

Shortly after 3 p.m., the driver was involved in a collision at the intersection of East 11th Street and Second Avenue, Officer Jeff Thomason said.

The driver left the scene, but the vehicle, a U-Haul truck with serious front-end damage, was spotted downtown shortly after.

The driver pulled into a police parking lot and the tried to run from the area, but was taken into custody, Thomason said.

Thomason said bomb-sniffing dogs were taken to the scene as a precaution.