A woman who allegedly drove drunk during rush hour smashed her car into a parked vehicle on Middlefield Road, causing major damage to both vehicles on Tuesday afternoon.
The incident in the 900 block of Middlefield Road between Channing and Addison avenues is the third local DUI-related crash to occur in the last six days.
Violaine Delelienne, 53, of Menlo Park was driving her Saab convertible northbound on Middlefield when the collision occurred at 5:02 p.m., Palo Alto police spokesman Brian Phillip said.
Delelienne crashed into a parked Toyota but was not injured. She failed a field sobriety test and was arrested and booked into Santa Clara County jail, he said.
Two other incidents involved serious wreckage but minor injuries.
Michael Krasihan, 55, of Menlo Park was extricated from his Dodge Avenger on Sunday (May 1). The car flipped onto its driver side in the collision.
Krasihan was taken to Stanford Hospital with minor injuries after the early-morning crash at Oregon Expressway and Waverley Street, Palo Alto police said. He was later arrested for drunken driving.
In the third incident, an alleged drunk driver traveling south on Middlefield near Survey Lane in Menlo Park collided with a northbound Sequoia Union High School District bus carrying 32 students. That incident occurred April 28 at 7:30 a.m., authorities said.
The children were not injured but the bus driver complained of neck and wrist pain, California Highway Patrol Officer Art Montiel said.
Police arrested Alberto Cuellar, 20, of Fremont on the scene and booked him into San Mateo County jail on charges of misdemeanor drunken driving, the CHP said.
Normally a drunken-driving incident that results in injuries leads to a felony charge, but a complaint of pain does not meet the injury standard, the CHP said. If injuries do turn up, a misdemeanor charge could be elevated to a felony.