Hit and Run

Hit-And-Run in San Jose Ends with Death of Motorcyclist (CA Penal Code §191.5(b))

The yet unidentified driver of a Lexus attempted to flee the scene at the 1400 block of White Road before being caught by local law enforcement.  The incident also involved a motorcyclist, who was pronounced dead at the scene.  To complicate matters, the driver of the Lexus was charged with not only vehicular manslaughter, but also driving under the influence and hit-and-run. At first glance, this case may seem cut and dry – most people would assume that if the driver of the Lexus was accused of a DUI, then they must have been at fault.  Yet, it is the consequences...

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Woman Hospitalized After Bayview District Hit-And-Run (CA Vehicle Code §20002)

An unnamed woman (59) sustained serious injuries after a hit-and-run on Third Street close to Revere Avenue in the Bayview neighborhood.  Local law enforcement officials are still looking for the driver of a dark sedan that drove away after the incident.  The woman who was hit was immediately sent to San Francisco General Hospital where she was treated for internal injuries; her current status is unknown. Under California law, a person may be charged with either misdemeanor hit-and-run or felony hit-and run (CA Vehicle Code §20002).  In order to be accused of a misdemeanor hit-and-run, you must have left the scene...

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Oregon University Graduate Murdered in Emeryville (CA Penal Code §187)

In mid-June, Sacred Heart Prep School and University of Oregon sociology graduate 22-year-old Aya Nakano was on his way home from a friendly game of pick-up basketball when he was involved in a fender bender on Market Street near the corner of Stanford Avenue.  His silver Jeep Cherokee was rear-ended by another silver car, a four-door sedan. The drivers of both vehicles did exactly as they should have, as all good citizens do – they exited their vehicles to speak to one another, ostensibly to exchange insurance information and to discuss the minor accident.  However, an argument of some kind...

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Released Santa Rosa Parolee Arrested within 24 hours (CA Penal Code §1203)

Being released from prison is certainly something to celebrate – but not if it means going right back to jail.  This didn’t stop 32-year-old Angela Angerman, who upon being released, immediately set out to violate the terms of her felony (or ‘formal’) probation by getting drunk and driving a 1998 Ford Mustang into a parked car, a tree, and then a home on Keoke Court.  Despite this self-created obstacle course, Angerman managed to drive the car for another several blocks before noticing that at least two of the Mustang’s tires were flat and was caught by police officers as she...

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ARREST RESULTS ON SUSPICION OF DUI DOWN FROM LAST MEMORIAL WEEKEND (CA Penal Code §23152)

Memorial Day weekend is a time for barbeques, spending time with family and friends, and taking time out of our busy schedules in order to remember those who have fought for our country.  The California Highway Patrol, however, looks at it as a time of increased arrests for DUI (CA Penal Code §23152), as numbers for this type of arrest usually go up around holidays such as this.  However, despite one crash in San Mateo County at a Hillside Boulevard cemetery that ended the lives of three people, DUI arrests were down this year.  Of course, the number only went...

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San Rafael Man Arrested Twice on DUI Charges on Same Day (CA Vehicle Code §23152(a))

71-year-old Gary Arnone may be the unluckiest man in Marin County – he was arrested for suspicion of DUI twice in one day.  First, at around 2am, law enforcement officers got a call that a man was driving erratically. Police then found Arnone parked in a Marinwood Avenue parking lot where, upon seeing the officers, he tried to drive away – hitting a curb as he went.  Arnone was taken to a Marin County jail, where he was booked on suspicion of a DUI (CA Vehicle Code §23152(a)).  This should have been the end of the story. Arnone would have...

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Car theft in San Francisco (CA Penal Code §487(d)(1))

An unknown thief managed to steal a Yellow Cab taxi near San Francisco State University and then take it on a joy ride – leaving a hefty fare for the cabbie to contend with.  The cab was left with the engine running at  the corner of Banbury St. and Denslowe Dr. when the driver got out to assist an ill passenger into the vehicle.  Someone jumped in and took the yellow Ford Escape for a lengthy joy ride – with several police officers in a slow chase behind them after the car was reported near South of Market.  The joyrider drove quite...

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Arrest Results from DUI with Drugs (CA Vehicle Code §23152(a))

Haamid Zaid, 33, of Seaside drove his Oldsmobile Cutlass into a Budweiser display at the east San Jose Walmart on Story Road this past Sunday. Then, after exiting the vehicle, for some reason Zaid decided to pick up a blunt object and begin attacking customers, one of whom was seriously injured.  After resisting arrest briefly, Zaid was finally taken to a hospital, after which he was released into police custody.  Local law enforcement officials have charged him with a hit-and-run, resisting arrest, 4 counts of assault with a deadly weapon – all crimes that he committed, prosecutors say, while he...

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