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News - October 5, 2011

Driver arrested after allegedly trying to run down worker

A Menlo Park man was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon on Sept. 29 after he reportedly aimed his car at a traffic control worker who was directing traffic at the intersection of Emilie Avenue and Park Lane during an event at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton.

Police arrested Stephen Peckler, 61, after witnesses said he intentionally tried to run over the worker, according to Atherton Police Lt. Joe Wade.

Mr. Peckler, who was driving a silver 2009 Honda Civic through the area, "basically didn't want to wait, and accelerated" his car toward the person conducting traffic control, Lt. Wade said.

The worker "felt he was in danger" and quickly moved out of the car's path, he said.

Mr. Peckler was taken to county jail after the incident, Lt. Wade said.

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