An alleged drunken driver accused of killing a 17-year-old girl as she crossed a street near San Francisco's Stern Grove last weekend was barely above the legal blood-alcohol limit when he was arrested, his attorney said today. Read More
A parolee suspected of being drunk allegedly caused Thursday morning’s commute nightmare on the lower deck of the Bay Bridge after he crashed his car and shot off a gun during a failed attempt to flee from cops.
At 1:34 a.m., the California Highway Patrol reported, 29-year-old Oakland felon Antonio Roberson — who’s been convicted of human trafficking — was heading east when he crashed his 1984 Cadillac Eldorado into the guardrail near the S-curve. Read More
Mary Bier’s memories of her nephew, Jonny, are painful ones. The once-vibrant 19-year-old changed, she said, when he was allowed to start drinking at his family home in Pacifica.
“I watched it change my nephew,” she said. “The light disappeared from his eyes when he started drinking and using drugs … I loved that kid.” Read More
A drunken driver fatally struck a pedestrian in Pacifica early Sunday morning, police said.The California Highway Patrol and Pacifica police responded to a report of a possibly deceased person near state Route 35 and Sharp Park Road at around 1:35 a.m., police said.Arriving officers found a male who was declared dead at the scene.While officers were conducting an investigation, a motorist arrived at the scene and said he had struck a person walking in the roadway. Read More
The trial of Joshua Calder, who authorities say was driving drunk when he killed German cyclist Yannick Linke, ran into some more delays Tuesday. The judge continued the case until more information regarding Calder’s Department of Motor Vehicles record becomes available. Read More
A South San Francisco man was arrested on numerous drunken driving charges after allegedly causing a crash that killed one of four passengers in his car early Saturday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.At around 3 a.m. Saturday, a non-injury crash near South San Francisco began causing traffic to slow down and back up to Brisbane on southbound U.S. Highway 101, CHP Officer Shawn Chase said. Read More
AAA Northern California is offering free rides home to any Bay Area Super Bowl fans who drink too much to drive during today's football game.AAA will offer its Tipsy Tow program from 6 p.m. this evening through 6 a.m. Monday, according to AAA spokesman Matt Skryja."Give AAA a call and we'll make sure you get home safely," Skryja said in a statement. Read More
More than 100 drunk drivers have been stopped and arrested in the past two weeks in San Francisco as part of the Avoid the 8 campaign.The campaign, which brings multiple law enforcement agencies together to catch drivers under the influence, held three DUI check points since Aug. 20. The campaign continues through midnight Sept. 6. Read More
A team of traffic officers on motorcycles will be on the lookout for impaired drivers on San Francisco's streets tonight, according to San Francisco police and a spokeswoman for "Avoid the 8," a multi-jurisdictional anti-drunk driving program.
The team will start their rounds at around 7 p.m. and return to the police department at around 3 a.m. Read More
San Mateo Assemblyman Jerry Hill is holding a news conference Wednesday to announce legislation that authorizes judges to repeal licenses from drivers with three or more DUIs. The event will be at San Mateo County Superior Court. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that one-third of the annual 1.5 million DUI arrests are repeat offenders. Read More