Monday News Roundup
DRIVER FOLLOWS DRUNK DRIVER, WITNESSES CRASH
A driver followed a suspected drunk driver and took her keys after she crashed into a parked car in South San Francisco Saturday night, police said.
The driver called 911 to report another driver swerving all over the road on Chestnut Avenue at El Camino Real at 10:21 p.m., police said.
The caller followed the other car until it crashed into a parked car on Arroyo and Indio drives. The caller then took the driver’s keys and waited for police to arrive.
Police arrested the driver, identified as Maria Cuza, 64, of San Francisco, on suspicion of driving under the influence. Her blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit of .08 percent, police said.
POLICE ARRESTED MAN ON SUSPICION OF MANSLAUGHTER
Police arrested a 28-year-old man Friday in South San Francisco who allegedly punched a 24-year-old man outside a San Jose restaurant in March that led to the 24-year-old’s death, San Jose police said.
The San Jose Police Department’s Covert Response Unit arrested East Palo Alto resident Jose Rodas without incident at about 5:45 p.m., according to police.
Police said their investigation showed that the victim, Palo Alto resident Daniel Esquivel, left the Myth Taverna & Lounge at 152 Post St. the morning of March 28 and got into an argument with Rodas who was working as a bouncer at the restaurant.
Police said outside the eatery Rodas allegedly punched Esquivel who fell to the ground and went unconscious.
Esquivel’s friends took him to Stanford Hospital where medical staff pronounced him dead, according to police.
Police said they booked Rodas into the Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter.
FIRST TIME COMPETITORS WIN THE ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ TRIATHLON
Australia’s Ashleigh Gentle and Portland, Oregon’s Eric Lagerstrom won the 35th annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon Sunday in San Francisco, a spokeswoman for the race said.
Both athletes made their first appearance in the race Sunday year, which involved a 1.5-mile swim from Alcatraz Island in 60-degree water and an 18-mile bike ride and eight-mile run through San Francisco.
Lagerstrom finished in 2 hours, 2 minutes and 6 seconds, while Gentle finished with a time of 2:13:43.
“I have been racing since I was 12-years-old and Sunday race has always been a bucket list race for me,” Lagerstrom said in a statement.
FIRST EVER SAN FRANCISCO NATIVE WINS THE IRVING M. KELIN INTERNATIONAL STRING COMPETITION
A 17-year-old cellist won the Irving M. Klein International String Competition that ended Sunday in San Francisco, the first San Francisco resident ever to win the competition, according to San Francisco State University.
Oliver Herbert is a native of the West Portal neighborhood, a graduate of the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts and has performed with the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, SFSU officials said.
University officials said the performance by Herbert included movements from Bach’s Suite No. 3 in C major, Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A minor and Franck’s Sonata in A major for cello and piano.
Herbert takes home a $13,000 prize, which also includes solo appearances with the Santa Cruz Symphony and the Peninsula Symphony, according to the university.
Herbert will be a student Sunday fall at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.