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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cainan Schierholtz, Charged in Alleged DUI Rampage, 'Feels Terrible'

Posted By on Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 4:49 PM

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Cainan Schierholtz is charged with speeding drunkenly through the sleepy streets of Danville at the usually sober hour of 10 a.m. on Sunday. He allegedly struck a bicyclist, a pedestrian, two other vehicles, and finally came to rest against a pole not far from his alma mater, San Ramon Valley High. When he attempted to drive off, he was physically

halted by pedestrians. Police say he never stopped to check on the

people he hit and was halted a mile away from the injured bicyclist. He now has a message for the public: He's very sorry.

"Cainan feels terrible about what happened," Schierholtz' lawyer, Derek Ewin, said after today's arraignment in Martinez. "He, like all of us, is very thankful that nobody was injured any worse than they were."

Schierholtz -- the younger brother of San Francisco Giants outfielder Nate Schierholtz -- was convicted of a DUI in 2004, when he was just 17. He was also involved in an accident last year.

The younger Schierholtz remains incarcerated and will next appear in court to enter a plea on Aug. 19. His bail was lowered today from $350,000 to $200,000. He is charged with one count of felony drunken driving causing injury, three counts of felony hit-and-run causing injury and one count of misdemeanor hit-and-run.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.

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