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News - August 15, 2012

News briefs: Drunken driver suspects collide

The drivers of two cars were arrested after a collision at the intersection of Bayfront Expressway and Chrysler Drive in Menlo Park around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. Police noted that both men appeared to be drunk beyond the legal limit.

After the 2005 silver Acura MDX and the 2002 black Buick Park Avenue crashed, one driver, 40-year-old Yungee Kim of Sunnyvale, ran from the scene. He was located a short time later and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence with injury and hit-and-run with injury, police said. The other driver, 22-year-old Zaquis Coleman of East Palo Alto, was also arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence with injury.

The collision hurt a 24-year-old woman riding with Mr. Coleman. She was treated at Stanford hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, according to the report.

Menlo Park police deployed their new CRASH team to the site for investigation, closing the road for seven hours. Spokeswoman Nicole Acker said the five-member team formed in March and underwent specialized training. The department currently does not have traffic officers who would normally conduct accident investigations, Ms. Acker said.

Concert in the park

Although the Chamber of Commerce canceled its second block party this year, Fremont Park will still fill with the sound of music as the free concert takes place on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

The Sun Kings will perform a Beatles tribute for the last concert of the summer, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the park located on Santa Cruz Avenue at University Drive.