OAKLAND — One-time KTVU information anchor Frank Somerville was arrested Thursday evening on suspicion of driving underneath the affect following a crash in downtown Oakland, authorities stated.
The crash occurred round 7:45 p.m. close to the intersection of West Grand Avenue and Broadway, in response to Oakland police. A number of police and media sources confirmed Somerville was the one arrested.
The inmate report at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin confirmed Somerville was booked after which launched with a quotation to seem in courtroom. It was not recognized instantly when that courtroom look shall be.
In line with police, the motive force of 1 car hit one other car from behind. Video from the scene uploaded by KRON confirmed the automotive that bumped into the opposite one was a Porsche.
After the collision, the motive force of the automotive that had been hit exited the car, police stated. At that time, the Porsche proceeded by means of the intersection pushing the opposite car right into a pole on the southeast nook of the intersection.
Investigators on the scene decided he’d been driving underneath the affect, police stated. An ambulance took Somerville to Highland Hospital for analysis and to obtain a blood-alcohol take a look at, police stated.
Somerville has had a tumultuous 12 months. In September, he instructed this information group that he anticipated his days anchoring at KTVU were over after he was suspended in September for an off-air dispute in regards to the protection of the Gabby Petito case.
He additionally was off the air for a lot of the summer season following a now-infamous Could 30 newscast, when he repeatedly slurred and stumbled over his phrases and appeared to have hassle studying off the teleprompter.
Police launched no different particulars however inspired anybody who might have data to contact them at 510-777-8570.