A man suspected of driving under the influence on U.S. Highway 101 died Tuesday after trying to run from California Highway Patrol officers and being hit by a San Mateo County Sheriff’s patrol car driving on the highway, the CHP said.
Authorities did not identify the man immediately, pending notification of family members. He died at the scene.
It all happened just after 10 p.m. when CHP officers observed a black Honda Civic that was disabled on the right shoulder of the US-101 in the southbound direction, just north of Broadway.
CHP spokesman Officer Arturo Montiel said when officers contacted the driver, there were “signs of intoxication” and that they performed field sobriety tests. Around 10:40 p.m., officers told the driver he was being placed under arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, Montiel said.
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The driver then ran from officers, Montiel said. He ran into the center median and jumped from there into the northbound lanes, where an approaching deputy in a patrol car driving in the far left lane hit him, Montiel said.
Authorities did not identify the deputy who was driving.
The CHP is asking witnesses who may have seen the incident to contact Officer Matthew Balvin at 650-369-6261.
Source: FS – All – Interesting – News 2
Driver suspected of DUI dies after running from CHP, being
hit by sheriff’s patrol car