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Suspected drunken drivers involved in collision

Crash reported early Saturday morning in Menlo Park

Two suspected drunken drivers crashed into each other in Menlo Park early Saturday morning, Aug. 11, according to police.

Officers responded to reports of a hit-and-run crash near the intersection of Bayfront Expressway and Chrysler Drive at about 2:30 a.m., according to Menlo Park police.

Witnesses reported that the driver of one of two vehicles involved in the collision had fled the area on foot, police said. Officers quickly found the suspect in the 100 block of Constitution Drive. He was identified as Yungee Kin, 40, of Sunnyvale.

Kim was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, police said. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI with injury and hit-and-run with injury.

The driver of the other vehicle -- who was identified as Zaquis Coleman, 22, of East Palo Alto -- was also found to be under the influence of alcohol, police said. Coleman was arrested on suspicion of DUI with injury.

A 24-year-old passenger in Coleman's vehicle was taken to Stanford Hospital with injuries that were not considered life threatening.

The roadway was partially closed for about seven hours while an investigation was conducted.

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Posted by citizen kane
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 13, 2012 at 8:22 am

Menlo PD just got a "twofer" off the streets.


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Posted by Lola
a resident of Atherton
on Aug 13, 2012 at 10:38 am

This is God's way of weeding out the stupid.


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Posted by Arun
a resident of College Terrace
on Aug 13, 2012 at 10:41 am


So, I am thinking like a mathematician here. What are the odds that a driver you encounter on the street is drunk? Now what are the odds that TWO drivers who collide with each other are both drunk? ;-)


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Posted by drunk vs drunk
a resident of Downtown North
on Aug 13, 2012 at 10:53 am

Two alleged drunks crashed into each other then crashed into a Saratoga house last night. Apparently, at certain hours, there are a lot of drunks on the road. Mercury-News: Web Link


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Posted by KP
a resident of South of Midtown
on Aug 13, 2012 at 11:21 am

This is so pathetically ridiculous!
I agree with all three above!


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Posted by Sylvia
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 13, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Amazing! Well, we can just be glad they ran into each other and not two other unsuspecting drivers.


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Posted by A NOun Ea Mus
a resident of Professorville
on Aug 13, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Could be the start of a romantic comedy starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan......both their lives a wreck, both drunk, and then collide in so many ways.......


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Posted by maury
a resident of Barron Park
on Aug 13, 2012 at 10:06 pm

I think they were just getting a head start on winning the Darwin Award.


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