RELATED: Suspect in custody after police chase from Pleasanton to Oakland
It began in Pleasanton where the CHP got reports of the stolen car suspect going the wrong way on interstate 580. The chase was called off but it resumed again as the driver approached Oakland.
The driver, identified as 30-year-old James Sims of Antioch, exited the freeway near Fruitvale Avenue and made a right turn, the wrong way up MacArthur Boulevard near Highland Hospital.
The pursuit picked up speed as the driver made it into Piedmont.
"We're fortunate no one was injured including the driver of the BMW," said CHP Officer Matt Hamer.
The driver was stopped when a CHP officer performed a maneuver spinning the SUV around on MacArthur Boulevard near Harrison Street.
Male driving a stolen vehicle wrong way on freeway and numerous streets was stopped by successful CHP PIT maneuver pic.twitter.com/gNA1jLcUd2— CHP Oakland (@CHPoakland) August 3, 2017
Sims surrendered to police. He's charged with car theft, evading police, and driving with an expired license.