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Judge dismisses charges against man shot by CHP in Atherton following high-speed chase

Original post made on Sep 13, 2012

A judge has dismissed charges against a man accused of driving a car at California Highway Patrol officers and sheriff's deputies in Atherton in 2006, but his defense attorney says "he is serving a sentence worse than any court could have given him."

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Posted by Hmmm, a resident of another community
on Sep 13, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Hmmm is a registered user.

My heart does not bleed for Gonzalez. I am glad that no one else was hurt. The chase described above - caused by him - was terrifyingly dangerous, criminal & could have had more tragic results.

Posted by plea, a resident of Atherton: other
on Sep 14, 2012 at 2:21 pm

This case calls out for a plea deal of some kind. Was none offered? If it was, why did the perp not accept it? Sounds like the DA is not looking for prison time.