Menlo Park: Rampaging tailgater sentenced to six months in jail


After pleading no contest to felony assault with a vehicle and misdemeanor drunken driving, Victor Manuel Jop, 39, was sentenced June 22 to six months of county jail time and three years of probation, and will have his driver's license revoked for life.

Mr. Jop tailgated, yelled profanities at, and then twice used the car he was driving to run into the vehicle of a woman driving with her 8- and 9-year-old children in Menlo Park on July 23, 2015, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's office.

The incident started on El Camino Real and ended at the University Drive and Menlo Avenue intersection, according to the DA.

After ramming the woman's car, Mr. Jop also punched a man who witnessed the event in a nearby parking lot, according to the DA's office. He was then arrested by Menlo Park police on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, the DA said.

After receiving his sentence, Mr. Jop went immediately into custody. Under the sentence, he will be expected to abstain from alcohol and drugs and agree to chemical testing, searches and seizures, the DA said. He will also have to pay restitution to the woman, and the man he punched.


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5 people like this
Posted by Bert
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 30, 2016 at 1:09 pm

Tailgating is quite literally the very least of this man's crimes.

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