A driver trying to dodge a "boot" instead wound up grounded along with his car.
A Berkeley parking officer, working the 1700 block of Solano Avenue around 1 p.m., was attempting to afix a boot device onto the wheel of a car that had racked up multiple parking tickets when the owner jumped in and sped away, running over the officer's foot.
Before the officer could secure the device, the owner climbed behind the wheel and hit the accelerator. The boot came off, striking the officer and causing minor injuries.
Armed with a description of the car, Albany police found it and its driver at the intersection of Bayview Avenue and Carlson Boulevard in Richmond. The driver was arrested for suspicion of battery on a parking enforcement officer.