Nate Schierholtz's brother arrested in DUI crashes

August 2, 2010 6:20:27 AM PDT
An out of control driver is blamed for five separate crashes, in Danville Sunday morning. Police say the young man was driving under the influence when he hit a bicyclist, a pedestrian, two cars and light pole.

The suspect is reported to be the younger brother of Giants outfielder Nate Schierholtz.

A mangled bicycle brought to the Danville police department was the result of driver blazing through town with apparently no regard for people or property.

"All of a sudden I see stuff flying everywhere. Some dust and some tires screeching. About 30 seconds later I hear tires screech again," said witness Sam Alper.

Police say not only did the driver hit a cyclist, but a pedestrian standing in a bicycle lane. Officers say the suspect, identified as 23-year-old Cainan Schierholtz of San Ramon, never stopped to check on his victims. Instead, he continued driving erratically, ultimately colliding with two vehicles and a light pole.

Jane Joyce saw the truck speeding through her neighborhood. In fact, Schierholtz's horrifying drive through Danville ended right in front of her house. That's where two witnesses used their trucks to block him from leaving a dead end street.

"He stopped. The men ran up and said, "Get out of the car. What's the matter with you? You're hurting people." And the kid's just you know, totally out of it," said Joyce.

Police say when they arrived, Schierholtz wreaked of alcohol. Blood tests were conducted to determine if he was under the influence of anything else. While the cyclist was taken to the hospital, everyone is expected to be okay. The people of Danville are breathing a sigh of relief.

"It could have been really bad, so we're just grateful that more people weren't hurt," said Joyce.

Schierholtz was booked on multiple DUI and hit and run charges.

Police say he was also driving without a license.


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