San Francisco police avert drunken driving disaster 

San Francisco cops averted potential disaster Sunday when they reached into a passed-out driver’s car window in the middle of an intersection and put the vehicle’s gear into park.

The police patrol car had pulled up behind the allegedly drunken man’s vehicle at Alemany Boulevard and Geneva Avenue around 1:20 a.m. The traffic light turned from red to green and then again to red, but the car ahead did not move, police said. The driver was passed out with his foot on the brake.

The cops illuminated the patrol car’s lights, but the car didn’t budge. When the officers approached the driver, his head was leaned back and his eyes closed. The car’s engine was running, and the music was blasting. After knocking several times on the window, the driver woke up and let his foot off the brake, causing the car to roll forward.

That’s when the cops reached in and put the gear shift into park, police said.



The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, police said.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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