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Sunnyvale teen arrested for DUI after car hit by train

Original post made on Jun 19, 2009

The 19-year-old driver of a car that became stuck on Caltrain tracks in Sunnyvale Thursday morning and caused train delays that rippled throughout the Bay Area has been arrested for allegedly driving under the influence, a police officer said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 19, 2009, 10:39 AM

Comments (9)

Posted by LL, a resident of another community
on Jun 19, 2009 at 2:42 pm

A 19-yr old arrested for DUI? What about under-age drinking?

Posted by what, a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Jun 19, 2009 at 3:46 pm

What's his name? He got a DUI so he must have a name.

Posted by Lee, a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Jun 19, 2009 at 6:18 pm

He has no name. This paper only prints names of teacher who have been accused of absolutely nothing that can be substantiated. When an adult breaks the law and snarls the morning coummute, however, all of a sudden a name is no longer an item of news interest.

Posted by M, a resident of another community
on Jun 19, 2009 at 8:27 pm

The SF Chronicle reported that the 19 year old was Christian Valle. I don't think the police had even released that info until today. I've seen stupid manuevers by supposedly "sober" people at this intersection. The crews were working on that light and the railroad crossing from 9 until 4 yesterday. The teacher issue is old, deal with it.

Posted by look on the bright side, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jun 19, 2009 at 8:37 pm

At least it wasn't a suicide which was this first thing I thought when I heard the train had hit a car.

Posted by what, a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Jun 20, 2009 at 9:57 am

Thank you M for your update.

I agree with you about the teacher, that is such old news.

Posted by tommy g, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jun 20, 2009 at 1:13 pm

put the kid away for 5 years......hes young enough, and he needs to be taught a lesson....


Let him be a student with mrs P next year....she'll straighten him out...

yeah Mrs P

Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 21, 2009 at 9:30 pm

USA is a registered user.

If you are 19 and drunk at 7:00 in the morning, you have some big problems.

Posted by renee, a resident of Monta Loma
on Jun 21, 2009 at 11:48 pm

...and if you get stuck in Ms. P's sixth grade class next year you just might wind up 19 and drunk at 7:00 in the morning...

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