Earlier this week, we brought you the tale of a Maserati that, inexplicably, motored through a Muni bus yard before plunging into a maintenance pit.
It's no small thing to wreck your 2011 Maserati GranTurismo in a pre-dawn jaunt through a working bus yard. But it's another thing entirely to wreck a borrowed Maserati. And, in this case, a Maserati borrowed from one's boss.
The San Francisco Police Department tells your humble narrator that the 21-year-old driver who veered off Mariposa Street and into the Potrero Muni Yard at around 3:30 a.m. on May 20 told cops that he was an intern from Dallas borrowing his boss' car -- but that he had permission to do so.
Whether he had permission to do so after a hard-partying night on the town is another matter.
The driver failed a field sobriety test and was booked for misdemeanor DUI.
Just why he rumbled into Potrero Yard "at a high rate of speed" per a subsequent Muni bulletin remains cloaked in mystery.
The Ferris Bueller-like scenario surprised veteran Muni hands. They predicted this was the doing of a Muni employee: Agency workers inadvertently maroon their personal vehicles within maintenance pits more often than you'd think while attempting to peer beneath. "You have to line it up just right," says one.
SF Weekly is awaiting a call from the District Attorney regarding the status of the 21-year-old's misdemeanor DUI case. The status of the suspect's San Francisco internship, meanwhile, is uncertain.
So is his preferred means of getting around town. Odds are it's no longer a Maserati. Perhaps the 21-year-old you sat next to on Muni this morning has an interesting story to tell.
Update, 1 p.m.: Per the DA, the case has not yet been presented, but likely will within a few weeks' time.