The crash occurred around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 15, on Amphitheatre Parkway near North Shoreline Boulevard. Officers found the two vehicles involved, a red Toyota and a silver Nissan, had collided and were blocking the road, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.
Neither driver was seriously injured, but officers said the suspect driving the Nissan showed signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance, Nelson said.
The man was arrested and booked into Santa Clara County jail.
Concert ejection arrest
Police arrested a Santa Cruz man attending the Audiotistic festival at Shoreline Boulevard over the weekend after he was ejected from the concert but reportedly argued with officers and refused to leave.
The 22-year-old man was kicked out of the venue around 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, for reportedly being intoxicated, but refused to leave, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson. He allegedly argued with officers and tried to get back into the concert, she said.
When officers physically stopped the man from re-entering, he attempted to push past them, Nelson said. He was arrested on public intoxication charges as well as resisting arrest.
Fight over snatched cigarette
A 43-year-old transient man was arrested in downtown Mountain View Sunday afternoon after he allegedly sparked a scuffle by stealing a cigarette, according to police.
The man reportedly sat next to the victim, a 53-year-old Palo Alto resident, on the 200 block of Castro Street and grabbed a cigarette from his pack around 4:40 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson. The victim became upset over the theft, and both men began fighting each other, she said. Neither person was injured.
Officers arrested the suspect on battery charges.
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