A Mill Valley woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after striking and critically injuring a pedestrian in San Francisco's Richmond District on Saturday night, a police spokesman said.
The accident was reported at Fulton Street and 20th Avenue at 10:01 p.m. Saturday.
A 40-year-old woman was crossing Fulton Street in a crosswalk when she was hit by a silver Volkswagen Passat traveling east, police said. Read More
Six San Francisco motorcycle officers will patrol the streets around Candlestick Park during and after Sunday's football game.The patrols, targeting careless and impaired drivers, will begin at halftime during the San Francisco 49ers game against the Seattle Seahawks, and continue until the parking lots and stadium are empty. The patrols are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Read More
The retrial of a drunken driver whose horrific high-speed crash with a eucalyptus tree in Burlingame killed his best friend is set to begin Monday.
After a long day of boozing in April 2009, 38-year-old Bruce Alan Walker Jr. lost control of his luxury sedan on El Camino Real. The passenger side of the silver Infiniti M45 slammed into a roadside tree, killing pal Daniel James White, 36, of San Francisco. Read More
The California Highway Patrol arrested fewer drunken drivers in the Bay Area this Memorial Day weekend than last year, but there were more traffic deaths, CHP officials said.In the Bay Area, CHP officers from 12 command areas arrested 218 drunken drivers between Friday at 6 p.m. and Monday at midnight, down from 227 arrests in 2010, CHP Sgt. Trent Cross said. Read More
Make that a triple.A Mill Valley man could face more than two years in jail after netting three DUI arrests in three days in three Bay Area cities — including San Francisco, authorities said.On May 17, 50-year-old Timothy James McGowan was charged with driving drunk in Terra Linda, according to prosecutors in Marin County. Read More
A Colma man was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence after a multivehicle crash that closed lanes on the Golden Gate Bridge and injured three people Sunday night, a California Highway Patrol officer said. Read More
Cops found a car stopped in mid-traffic, and its driver asleep behind the wheel, during a drunken driving bust on San Jose Avenue on Saturday, police said.The officers were patrolling the area of San Jose Avenue and Dolores Street when they spotted the vehicle blocking traffic around 7:25 p.m. The cops found the driver “slumped over in his seat, asleep,” Ingleside Station police said.The driver failed field sobriety tests and was booked for DUI, police said. Read More
A Palo Alto attorney accused of trying to buy his way out of his third DUI arrest in Colma was due back in court Monday for a pre-trial conference.Richard Chae, 37, allegedly offered a cop who pulled him over up to $35,000 to let him go on Feb. 26. According to police, he made three separate offers, first pulling $900 out of his pocket, then offering $5,000, and finally $35,000. Read More
A volunteer firefighter was charged with a DUI after allegedly running a sheriff’s deputy off the road in a Fire Department vehicle in Hamilton, Va. Sean Swanson, 27, and four other passengers in the pumper truck — all of them volunteers — were found to have been drinking and were forced to resign. Two other passengers who were volunteers with other departments have been suspended pending an investigation. Read More
Stephen Supers, 25, of Elyria, Ohio, was pulled over for speeding and asked by the police officer if he had been drinking. Allegedly, Supers responded by taking a swig from an open can of beer and saying, “Yes.” He then reportedly failed a series of field sobriety tests and is scheduled to face several charges — including marijuana possession — in court next week. Read More