Truck driver and cyclist collide – both allegedly drunk.

Posted by: on June 14, 2011

A pickup truck driver collided with a bicyclist near Redwood City, and both were allegedly drunk.

Jose Luna, 40, of Redwood City was turning from northbound El Camino Real onto Berkshire Avenue in his Ford F-150 pickup truck when he struck bicyclist Alejandro Chavez, 31, of Redwood City at about 11 p.m. Saturday, the California Highway Patrol said.

Chavez, who had been riding against traffic while pedaling in a northbound lane, suffered a broken back and leg, the CHP said. Both men were drunk, authorities said.

Luna pleaded not guilty Monday in San Mateo County Superior Court to drunken driving. He has a prior DUI conviction, authorities said. Chavez, the cyclist was cited for biking under the influence of alcohol, an infraction.

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Popular Bay Area graffiti artist pleads guilty to vandalism charges

Posted by: on April 15, 2011

“Girafa,” a.k.a. graffiti artist Steven Free, pleaded guilty this week in Santa Clara County Superior Court to two counts of felony vandalism and two counts of misdemeanor vandalism for spray-painting cartoon giraffes throughout San Jose.

As part of a plea agreement, Free must pay $38,000 in restitution to San Jose and the owners of the properties he tagged. He was also placed on three years’ probation.

Prosecutors dropped several other counts of felony vandalism in exchange for his plea. He had originally been arrested in October 2009 on 10 felony counts.

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