On Sunday August 6, 2017, a Santa Rosa man was arrested for driving under the influence, hit-and-run and evading police after crashing his car into a Subway sandwich shop. A police officer from the California Highway Patrol attempted to stop the car for for speeding on The 101 Southbound around 1 a.m. but the driver failed to stop. The officer initiated a short pursuit until losing sight of the vehicle.
When police officers arrived they found a Toyota Corolla that had driven through a fence before coming to a rest near a school building. Police officers stated that an 11-year-old Belmont boy was struck by the alleged drunk driver and that he was treated at the scene before being taken to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the Toyota was arrested and booked into the San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of DUI and child endangerment.