Novato PD Busy with 3 Alcohol-Related Crashes in Short Span

Several crashes took place Friday night and early Saturday morning.

Two drivers were arrested early Saturday morning in Novato and face potential DUI charges, and another driver was injured in an alcohol-related wreck Friday night, police said.

The first of the three incidents took place in the 500 block of Sunset Parkway at 9:35 p.m. Friday. A driver lost control and rolled several times and damaged the front yards of three homes, Lt. Keith Heiden said.

The 19-year-old driver and a 21-year-old passenger had non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to a hospital by a Novato Fire District medical crew. Both occupants displayed signs of intoxication, but no arrests were made. Police are still investigating the incident and have asked any witnesses to call 897-4361.

At 2:29 a.m. Saturday, an emergency call was received about a car colliding with a construction tractor near the corner of South Novato Boulevard and Adele Street, just south of the traffic light at Arthur Street. Officers found the drivers of both vehicles at the crash site — the car driver had minor injuries and the tractor driver was unhurt, Heiden said.

The driver of the car, 19-year-old Jonathan Cervantes of Novato, appeared to have been drinking, and alcohol was found in his car. Cervantes was booked at Marin County Jail and faces a DUI charge.

At 3:13 a.m., a 30-year-old Novato woman struck a tree near the corner of Bel Marin Keys Boulevard and Hamilton Drive, Heiden said.  The driver, Alicia Lint, had minor injuries and received treatment from paramedics. She displayed signs of intoxication, Heiden said, and failed a field sobriety test. Lint was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and book at Marin County Jail.



NovatoGuy October 28, 2012 at 04:00 AM
Well, at least these stupid drunk morons only hurt themselves.
Anthony October 28, 2012 at 07:42 PM
No names of the adults aged 19 and 21?
Candy Foss October 30, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Well, they didn't succeed in killing their selves or anyone else, which means they'll just do it again. Sad but most likely true.
Steve October 30, 2012 at 06:37 PM
I guess that only makes them runner-ups for a Darwin Award.


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