Jubilant Warriors fans flow into Oakland streets
Golden State Warriors fans celebrated on Oakland streets Monday night and into Tuesday morning after their team triumphed 129-120 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals to capture their second NBA title in three years.
After midnight, police warned the public about a large crowd gathered in the street in downtown Oakland. According to police, there was a large crowd gathered between the 1600 and 1800 blocks of Telegraph Avenue in Oakland.
Television helicopters earlier captured sideshows along International Boulevard between 98th and 102nd avenues. Motorists were asked to use alternate routes until the celebration subsided.
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Police cited a driver for sideshow activity early Tuesday morning in Oakland, police said. According to Oakland police, the sideshow activity occurred at 12:15 a.m. in the area of 90th and Bancroft avenues. The driver was cited and a vehicle was towed, police said.
Elsewhere in Oakland, an officer was struck by a drunk driver around 11:30 p.m. in the 5700 block of International Boulevard, according to police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson.
The officer was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition. The driver was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, Watson said.