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DUI driver strikes hydrant on Sand Hill Road

Original post made on Dec 18, 2012

A portion of Sand Hill Road near Stanford University in Palo Alto was temporarily closed Tuesday morning after a DUI driver struck a fire hydrant that flooded the roadway, according to police. The road was reopened around 7 a.m., police said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 7:39 AM

Comments (9)

Posted by why, a resident of College Terrace
on Dec 18, 2012 at 8:56 am

What kind of person is driving drunk at 8am on a Tuesday?
How about a name and mug shot?


Posted by Chase the Monster, a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Dec 18, 2012 at 9:01 am

Yes, as angry villagers we demand to see this person so we can mock their appearance and we need their name so we can perhaps exact our own punishment somehow.
Light your torches and grab your pitchforks!!!!


Posted by Ha, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 18, 2012 at 9:12 am

Shaming only works in Korea or other parts of Asia.

No one here cares about shaming their families. But it is an offense against society so I agree we should see a mug shot anyway. Not likely to make the alcoholic turn around his life, but still.


Posted by Not getting out much, a resident of Barron Park
on Dec 18, 2012 at 10:20 am

Hello Ha,

"Shaming only works in Korea or other parts of Asia."

About a month ago, a Cleveland gal in public carried a sign, "Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk."

If what you said were ture, Cleveland would be part of Asia. :-)


Posted by Ha, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 18, 2012 at 10:30 am

Hello "Not getting",

I was referring to mug shot disclosure. No one here cares if their mug is in the press.

Sure, the Cleveland sign thingie is embarrassing for the gal. But how many judges use this type of public shaming? If so, we'd be seeing people standing all over the place, holding signs. I'm all for it!


Posted by Terrace Antelope, a resident of College Terrace
on Dec 18, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Terrace Antelope is a registered user.

Pitchforks, mugshots, Korea, Cleveland - you can't make this stuff up!


Posted by the_punnisher, a resident of Mountain View
on Dec 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm

the_punnisher is a registered user.

Shaming still works among the Mennonite Community and the Amish. Many communities in the Upper Midwest have a form of shaming.


Posted by Gethin, a resident of Midtown
on Dec 18, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Gethin is a registered user.

Probably explains why there are no drunken Amish on Sand Hill at 7 am


Posted by rick, a resident of Midtown
on Dec 18, 2012 at 3:21 pm

rick is a registered user.

If the horse is sober, can the guy on the reins get a DUI? Silliness aside, how about a future operator of a self-driving car?


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