Posted by neighbor, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Jul 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm
Why wasn't he charged with leaving the scene of an accident?! Or am I not clear on that -but if he turned himself in in July, was he on the run in meantime or was this a very late arrest (for the main charge)? I would think if he WERE on the scene he would be charged (with killing th other guy, reckless driving, running a red light, speeding and so on) owing to a pretty clear sequence of events - sped thru red light etc etc
Posted by who is he?, a resident of Mountain View, on Jul 11, 2012 at 3:12 pm
The perp did not hit-and-run. I recall that he did suffer minor injuries and was treated at the scene. The cops may not have arrested him immediately because he had a good lawyer and they wanted to build a strong case before charging him. Just lucky that he did not try to flea the country in that time.
Posted by Grace, a resident of Mountain View, on Jul 20, 2012 at 2:34 pm
In answer to your question, Bill Ware had special needs (but he could walk), rode the buses, talked to everybody, was known by police, fire, librarians, volunteered, was known in all of the stores and by clerks and managers, and was a sweetheart of a guy. He never met a stranger and was kind to all. He's been in Mountain View for many years.
There are previous articles about him which you can read.