Police News ReleaseSan Mateo County Sheriff's Office
San Carlos Police Bureau
City Hall
600 Elm Street
Phone: (650) 802-4277
Fax: (650) 595-3049


Subject :

Man Arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Hit and Run
Contact :Lt. Larry Schumaker, Sheriff's Lieutenant, San Carlos Police Bureau, County Sheriff's Office    650-363-4049
Man Arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Hit and Run
1725 Brittan Avenue
Case # 12-8275 & 12-8277

On Friday, November 30, 2012 at approximately 2:30 a.m. Deputies from the San Carlos Police Bureau were dispatched to a report of a vehicle accident, at the corner of Brittan Avenue and Cedar Street.  Upon arrival, Deputies found the unoccupied suspect vehicle had crashed into the rear of an unoccupied, parked vehicle.  It was determined the suspect had left the scene of the accident and was likely walking, somewhere in the area.

An alert witness provided Deputies with a description of the driver and that he was last seen walking west bound on Brittan Avenue, from the scene of the accident.  Deputies located evidence indicating the suspect likely resided at 3355 Brittan Avenue.  Deputies responded to the residence, but did not locate the suspect.  While waiting outside the residence, the suspect arrived, on foot, at his residence. 

Deputies began questioning the suspect regarding the traffic accident.  The suspect said his car had been stolen and he knew nothing of the accident.  Evidence gathered during the investigation suggested the suspect had made up the story of his car being stolen.  A driving under the influence investigation was conducted.  A preliminary alcohol screening test indicated the suspect's blood alcohol level was well over two times the legal limit.

The suspect was booked into the Maguire Correctional Facility for Driving Under the Influence and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.  There were no reported injuries. 

Suspect Information:
Shawn Coomes
DOB  5-13-76, 36 years old
3355 Brittan Avenue
San Carlos, CA                                          

Release Date: December 1, 2012
By Sergeant Kelly Smith