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Two Cars Crash into Home on Prospect Road Monday

Police believe the drivers were street racing when the accident happened.

Two men believed to have been street racing crashed their cars into a home on Prospect Road in Saratoga early this morning, a sheriff's spokesman said.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office received a call at 4:30 a.m. reporting a loud noise in the area of Prospect and Stelling roads, Sgt. Jose Cardoza said.

When officers arrived, they discovered that two vehicles had crashed into a home in the 20900 block of Prospect.

A preliminary investigation determined that the cars, one described as a BMW and the other as a Toyota Corolla, were engaged in a speed contest and traveling at more than 60 mph prior to the crash, Cardoza said.

No one inside the home was injured.

The two drivers, both 19-year-old men, were transported to hospitals with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, Cardoza said.

The drivers were believed to have been under the influence of alcohol and, upon their release from the hospital, will be booked into jail for felony DUI and reckless driving, Cardoza said.

—By Bay City News

Jack Tang August 15, 2012 at 07:33 AM
Nicholette Gallo (underage, white) killed Sho Funai (UCSD grad student) while under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs. Yet she did not even get convicted of a DUI. These Asian drivers may have been irresponsible in their actions, but they did not claim a life. Yet both of these drivers received DUI sentences. I am calling out blatant racism in our justice system. These men deserve DUI sentences, but so does Nicholette Gallo especially for claiming the life of Sho Funai. It is silly that a white girl can get away drunken vehicular manslaughter without a DUI, but two Asians who only damaged property and posed little harm to pedestrians at 4:30 am get the full punishment. Racism is alive and well today.
Bob M August 15, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Jack, before you try to make this a race thing you need to look at a couple of things. Nicolette Gallo did not turn herself in until the day after she hit Sho Funai, so they had no proof that she was under the influence. These two guys were found at the scene with booze in the cars and tested for alcohol, so it can be proven that they were "under the influence" and driving at high speeds (based on accident scene data). Nicolette Gallo did get convicted of felony hit & run and a misdemeanor of an alcohol related crime. It has much more to do with the way the laws are written, and not any race bias. Unfortunately, the final outcome will be based more on how much money their parents can throw at lawyers to work the system, that again is not a race thing.
Mason Mccarty August 15, 2012 at 04:46 PM
I agree with Bob M that this isnt a racial issue. Look at the facts of both cases: -Gallo hit a pedestrian on Interstate 8 where pedestrians are prohibited. CHP officers wondered how Mr. Funai wondered onto the freeway. That's still no excuse for what Ms. Gallo did. She turned herself in and was sentenced to a year in prison and 5 years probation and is a felon for the rest of her life. - These two 19 year old's crashed through a garage and another person's living room in a residential neighborhood. You assert that these two drivers "posed little harm to pedestrians at 4:30 am." Ironically both incidences took place around 4:30 am. That said which scenario at 4:30am posed more of a risk to not only pedestrians but people overall at 4:30am: Interstate 8 or a residential neighborhood? Besides, the trial hasn't even begun yet. We can't make wild assumptions/accusations as to the punishment until a verdict is rendered. They may get just a slap on the wrist.
Pam Marino August 15, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Jack, underage drinking and combining drinking with driving is never OK, no matter who you are, where you are, or what time of day it is. You cannot guarantee that just because it's 4:30 a.m. there are not going to be other drivers on the road, or pedestrians who happen to be out. And what if there had been someone sleeping on the other side of that wall they crashed into? These young men are extremely lucky they didn't kill themselves or someone else. I know of way too many people who didn't walk away from impaired driving crashes, leaving behind broken hearted loved ones. I hope that anyone who can be proven to have been driving while impaired is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Ching Chong August 21, 2012 at 12:14 AM
bet they were on pot too. george and alan are huge potheads.

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