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News - July 24, 2013

Man arrested in hit-and-run in downtown Menlo Park

Menlo Park police arrested and booked into county jail Michael Ford, 38, of Palo Alto on felony charges of leaving the scene of an accident after colliding with two vehicles and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Driving a white 2011 Volkswagen Jetta around 5:55 p.m. on Friday, July 12, Mr. Ford allegedly rear-ended a blue 2013 Ford Escape at the intersection of El Camino Real and Santa Cruz Avenue, got out of his car to exchange information with the other driver, but then got back into his car and drove away, Menlo Park police said.

As he drove off, he collided with a tan Nissan Altima but did not stop, police said. There was damage done to all of the vehicles, police said.

Using the Jetta's license plate number, police went to Mr. Ford's home in Palo Alto, took note of the damage to his car and made an arrest at about 6:15 p.m. that evening, police said.

Other than a complaint of pain by the driver of the Ford Escape, there were no injuries, police said. A 35-year-old woman from the University Heights neighborhood of unincorporated Menlo Park drove the Ford. Driving the Nissan was a 56-year-old man from San Mateo, police said.

Comments

Posted by resident, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 23, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Is a mug shot of the perp available?


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