Crime brief: bicyclist hurt in hit-and-run


Mountain View police arrested a driver over the weekend after reports that he struck a homeless man riding a bicycle on Shoreline Boulevard and fled the scene. The bicyclist was injured.

Police received reports of the hit-and-run in the early hours of the morning on Sunday, Dec. 2, around 3 a.m. The 49-year-old victim told police he was riding his bike in front of the Computer History Museum headed northbound on Shoreline when he was struck by a gray Mazda SUV, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.

The man was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries, Nelson said.

Officers found a vehicle matching the description provided by the victim on the 1200 block of Charleston Road. The driver, a 30-year-old man, was found asleep inside.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of hit and run and driving under the influence, both felonies, Nelson said. He was booked into Santa Clara County jail.

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14 people like this
Posted by resident
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 6, 2018 at 1:49 pm

Glad they found the perp. Too often, these hit-and-run drivers get away after too little police investigation.

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Posted by schu
a resident of Whisman Station
on Dec 6, 2018 at 3:11 pm

schu is a registered user.

Sadly due to our lax laws, the criminal will be released and back behind the wheel of his car within a week only to do it again sooner or later. This would never happen other countries. We go way too easy on drunk drivers. Would you even consider getting behind the wheel if these were our laws????
In Norway, DUI offenders are sentenced to three weeks in jail, with hard labor. In Saudi Arabia, DUI offenses are punishable by lashes in the public square. In South Africa, DUI offenders are fined $10,000 and/or a ten-year prison sentence. In El Salvador, a DUI conviction can mean a death sentence!Sep 14, 2012

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