Man arraigned after chain-reaction collision with Atherton patrol car Atherton, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Dec 8, 2009 at 1:27 pm
In an incident that demonstrates the dangers police officers face after pulling someone over for a traffic ticket, a man reported to be intoxicated slammed his vehicle into an Atherton Police Department patrol car on Nov. 11 and caused a chain reaction that knocked to the ground two officers and the driver being ticketed, authorities said.
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Posted by Post Deletions, a resident of the Atherton: Lindenwood neighborhood, on Dec 9, 2009 at 7:37 am
Almanac editors deleted my post in which I noted the true statement that last year, Ofc. Dean DeVlugt rear-ended a civillian automobile on Middlefield Road (with a passenger inside) and the Town of Atherton had to pay a settlement. This is true, and in fact more newsworthy than an intoxicated citizen rear-ending a police car.
Posted by lWhoRUpeople, a resident of another community, on Dec 9, 2009 at 1:53 pm
C'mon people--two police offices doing their job could have been hurt (not to mention the driver they were citing) by, if you read the article, an under-aged DRUNK (not intoxicated- .22 is roaring drunk), illegal alien, driving without a license, and almost assuredly without insurance.
Glad the officers and the other driver are ok, and I could care less if the patrol car was one of the new ones or not. Hope the kid has to serve the max before he is deported!