Four people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence last week, three of whom were involved in collisions causing injuries.
A 56-year-old Cupertino woman driving a gold BMW struck a silver Nissan truck at the intersection of El Camino Real and Calderon Avenue on Wednesday, July 3, and officers believe she was under the influence of alcohol, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson. The woman was arrested and booked into Santa Clara County jail.
The driver of the truck complained of pain and was sent to a local hospital for treatment, Nelson said.
On Sunday, June 30, two suspected DUI drivers were involved injury crashes.
Around 1:20 a.m. on June 30, police received reports of a hit-and-run collision at the intersection of California Street and Shoreline Boulevard involving a silver Chevrolet truck that was seen heading south on Shoreline, Nelson said. Officers spotted the suspect truck turning onto Highway 85 from El Camino Real and Grant Road and pulled it over at the Fremont Avenue exit, according to Nelson. The driver, a 30-year-old San Jose resident, was arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run.
The driver of the BMW that was struck in the accident, a 35-year-old Mountain View man, complained of pain to his torso.
A second hit-and-run -- a white pickup truck that reportedly struck a parked vehicle -- was reported around 10:30 p.m. at the 700 block of Independence Avenue, Nelson said.
The truck was spotted on Old Middlefield Road, and was eventually stopped on California Street. A passenger inside the vehicle had suffered facial cuts as a result of the collision and was taken to the hospital, Nelson said.
The driver of the truck, a 55-year-old Palo Alto man, was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and hit and run causing injuries. He was booked into Santa Clara County jail with a bail set at $50,000.
The week's only non-injury DUI collision occurred when police arrested a transient on July 4 around 6:50 a.m. following reports that the man was slumped over the steering wheel in a turn lane near West Middlefield Road and North Shoreline Boulevard.
Officers pulled over the man, 50, on suspicion of driving while under the influence of a controlled substance, Nelson said. The man consented to a search of his car, and officers reported finding a methamphetamine pipe inside. Officers conducted a field sobriety test before arresting the man on suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.
No other DUI cases were reported shortly before or during the Fourth of July festivities in Mountain View, nor were there criminal cases reported in or around Shoreline Amphitheatre during the annual fireworks show on July 4, according to the crime-tracking website CrimeReports.