Witnesses told police that the suspect got into an argument with the two victims, a man and a woman, inside the bar in the 1000 block of Plymouth Street shortly before 2 a.m., according to a statement by the Mountain View Police Department. When the pair tried to leave, the suspect reportedly got into his car and drove into them in the parking lot, injuring the man and pinning the woman beneath the vehicle, police said.
The suspect tried to drive away while the woman was still under the vehicle, but bystanders pulled him from the vehicle and attacked him, police said. Other people at the scene flipped the car over in order to remove the woman who was trapped underneath.
On June 1, police said the suspect, identified as Gerardo Munoz, 31, was arrested on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of driving under the influence causing serious bodily injury.
Munoz was originally transported a local hospital, along with the two victims, for injuries sustained in the incident. Police said all three were in stable condition as of May 30, but offered no update on their status June 1.
Random punching leads to arrest
A Mountain View man suspected of hitting someone in the mouth unprovoked was arrested over the weekend, according to police.
The 29-year-old man reportedly hit the victim, another Mountain View man, after spotting him in a parking lot in the 200 block of East Middlefield Road around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson. The alleged attack appears to have been unprovoked, and it's not clear why he hit the victim, Nelson said.
There was no indication that the suspect and the victim knew each other, Nelson said.
The victim called police and had the suspect under citizen's arrest for battery, Nelson said.
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