Man Who Tried Tossing Wife Off San Mateo Bridge Gets Probation

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
A man who pleaded no contest in April to a domestic violence charge stemming from allegedly trying to throw his wife off the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge in December was sentenced to five years of probation, prosecutors said today.

Xavier Jarrell McClinton, 48, received credit for 169 days he's already served in jail, according to District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

He will be required to go through 104 hours of domestic violence training, remain in therapy and continue to take all medications he's prescribed, Wagstaffe said.

[Previous: Remember Woman Nearly Pushed Off San Mateo Bridge in December? Her Husband Pleaded No Contest.]

McClinton pleaded no contest in San Mateo County Superior Court in April to felony domestic violence with an enhancement for infliction of great bodily injury and a serious felony allegation.

Prosecutors said McClinton was driving east on state Highway 92 with his wife on Dec. 13, 2013 when the couple began to argue inside their white Honda Pilot.

[Previous: Person Rescued After Falling Off San Mateo Bridge After Spat and Collision; Traffic Still Snarled.]

Witnesses said the vehicle crashed into a guardrail, and McClinton got out of the car, dragged his wife out of the car and tried to throw her over the side of the bridge.

Other motorists stopped to help McClinton's wife, and McClinton ended up falling off the bridge and 15 feet into the bay.
--Bay City News
freddyp May 31, 2014 at 11:12 AM
I love it... and if he would have succeeded and dropped her, killed HER he would have got a YEAR!!! what a great system here ! fricken bleeding hearts are killing this country and everybody wonders why people are BUYING GUNS and Arming themselves
wynbjohnson June 01, 2014 at 05:44 PM
Why is this now reported as the San Mateo-Howard Bridge? Did they change it from Hayward when I was away? Don't the local news hounds know the place? Doesn't anyone proofread their autocorrected copy?? It's like this on the radio too.
Susan C. Schena June 01, 2014 at 05:45 PM
This is a wire story and my apologies for the "Howard Bridge" error. I did not catch it when posting, but that is a BIG mistake. Thank you, wynbjohnson. I can't believe that was missed.
wynbjohnson June 02, 2014 at 12:56 AM
I'd seen it was from an agency and figured that must be the source of the radio people saying "Howard" too -- and I bet it began with autocorrect, not a typo. But I also heard someone on the radio say "El Ca'manno" not long ago and wrote to them that newcomers should learn the famous local names before reading them on-air. Thanks for replying.


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