A 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after driving his camper van into oncoming traffic and swerving to try to hit the vehicles late Sunday, according to police.
Just before 11 p.m., Turlock police got a call about a wrong-way driver. A seven-minute police chase beginning near Del's Lane and Tuolumne Road ensued at 40 to 50 mph.
Robert Leverett ran from the car at Hotel and Countryside drives near the Highway 99 interchange, police said. He refused to comply, so police used a Taser to subdue him, Lt. Ron Reid said.
Reid said Leverett was not injured.
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"He said he didn't know why he ran," Reid said, adding that Leverett made no statement about why he was driving erratically.
Leverett had a loaded and chambered 1911 style .45-caliber gun in the passenger seat of the van, police said.
Leverett remained in Stanislaus County jail Monday in lieu of $20,000 bail. He also was booked on felony evading, possession of a concealed, loaded handgun and misdemeanor resisting arrest.