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Menlo Park woman gets prison for driving incident that injured two cops

Original post made on Apr 9, 2010

A San Mateo County judge has sentenced Hifoileva Langi Maufualu, 24, of Menlo Park to three years in prison plus penalties and restitution in connection with a November 2009 car chase through East Palo Alto, prosecutors said.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 9, 2010, 11:24 AM

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Posted by Fred
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Apr 9, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Its time the police stopped chasing people through residential neighborhoods, endangering every child that lives on their path. Kids are not collateral damage. Its not worth it!


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Posted by Fed Up
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Apr 9, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Good for EPA police at least they caught the wretch! We're still waiting for Menlo Park Police Department to bring us the head of Shannon Fox who while drag racing in Menlo Park killed Lisa Xavier, her parents only child.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Apr 9, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Fred, she's grown woman, not a kid. she could've killed someone. While some of the high speed chases are just ridiculous, this may not have been one of them, given her intoxication level and that she was in a large vehicle. Clearly, her judgement was impaired, given the number of poor chases she made that night, starting with her drinking.


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Posted by resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Apr 9, 2010 at 10:05 pm

Good for EPA & the court systems..They should make her buy 2 new police cars and anything else that was damaged !


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Posted by epa resident
a resident of another community
on Apr 9, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Just because she lost her driving priviledges for life, means she can still drive, without a license, no insurance..they should put an ankle bracelet on her foot to monitor her


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Posted by Curious
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Apr 10, 2010 at 9:15 am

So if you don't want the cops to chase bad guys, why have them at all? Why not politely ask the criminals to turn themselves in after their crimes? That would save the cities money with the need for only a few cops, the prisons would be empty, etc. Yes chases are dangerous but if the bad guys know that all they have to do is flee and they will get away, we will be over run with criminals. We have handcuffed our police enough already. Chase on...just catch them and for God's sake be careful.


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