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Monday, February 14, 2011

'Drunk as a Skunk' Driver Plays Bumper Cars

Posted By on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 4:50 PM

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There is driving drunk and then there is driving really drunk. A Haight woman's night of good fun turned into a night in jail after she got wasted and tried to drive home, hitting six cars in less than a block.

The intoxicated woman was driving a convertible along Corbett Avenue near Market Street in the Upper Market neighborhood at about 9:10 p.m. on Sunday when she hit a 1997 Crysler, moderately damaging it. She drove off, but a witness ran after her and called police. As she continued down the street, she hit three more parked cars, police said.

By this time, other people in the neighborhood were chasing after the erratic driver, trying to get her to stop. The driver then circled the block and hit two more parked cars on Douglass Street. She stopped the car at this point, but only because she was wedged in between the two parked cars.

"She was drunker than a skunk," said Police Captain Denis O'Leary.

Officers arrived, and could easily spot the woman, whose car was rather banged up. They  arrested the 58-year-old Haight woman and charged her with driving under the influence and hit and run(s).

The woman tried to talk her way out of the collisions, telling police that every accident happened because she was in a "precarious place." She then claimed she was planning to go home, collect her thoughts, and come back to survey the damage.

Who knows if she would have even made it home, considering her blood alcohol content was over twice the legal limit.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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