Man who allegedly knocked down person with car on Ashby Avenue at large

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The driver of a white Mercedes who allegedly hit a person with his car on Ashby Avenue on Oct. 19 is still at large.

The victim of the incident told Berkeley police that he and another passenger were headed eastbound on Ashby Avenue when the passenger yelled at the driver of the Mercedes for allegedly driving erratically. After the victim stopped his car in traffic in the 2600 block of Ashby Avenue, the driver of the Mercedes stopped, left his own vehicle and allegedly began punching the passenger in the victim’s car through the window, according to a Nixle alert.

A heated argument began after the occupants of both cars exited their vehicles. The driver of the Mercedes then returned to his vehicle, and the victim tried to stop the suspect from leaving by standing in front of the car. The suspect then drove his car forward and allegedly knocked the victim to the ground. The victim suffered minor injuries.


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The suspect is described in the Nixle alert as a white male between 45 and 50 years old, with brown hair, brown eyes, a heavy build and a slightly graying goatee. He was seen wearing a plaid shirt and jeans. The suspect’s car is a white Mercedes AMG CLS 63  with black and white dealer plates, the alert stated.

The suspect is wanted on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and battery. Berkeley Police Department is encouraging anyone with information regarding the suspect to call 510-981-5741.

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