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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Driver Attempts to Race Away From S.F. Cops -- Backwards

Posted By on Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 6:30 AM

There's a right way to do the right thing and a wrong way to do the right thing -- and, in this case, a wrong way to do the wrong thing.

Late on Saturday night, an "erratic driver" nearly collided with a police car driven by a pair of officers from Taraval Station at St. Charles and Niantic, close to the Daly City border. When the police stepped outside to assess the situation, the driver took off rapidly -- backwards.

For reasons still unclear, the driver abruptly halted his vehicle several blocks later. The offiers discovered he was driving with a suspended license -- but that was just the beginning of his troubles.

In addition to the expired license, the man was found to be in possession of "a large amount" of what appeared to be cocaine, "packaged for sale." He also had what seemed to be heroin and pot, for good measure.

He was arrested and driven to jail -- in the conventional manner.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

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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