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Driver, 84, Crashes into Novato Auto Parts Store

San Rafael resident arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after ramming door of Redwood Boulevard store.

An 84-year-old San Rafael man was in police custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol Friday after he crashed his sedan into a downtown Novato auto parts store, said.

Kendall Hobbs was parking his car outside the store at 7426 Redwood Blvd. at about 12:51 p.m. when he rammed ' front doors and shattered the glass, Novato police Lt. Keith Heiden said.

Officers determined that he had been drinking alcohol and took him into custody. Hobbs complained of minor pain from the crash impact and was being evaluated at a local hospital, Heiden said.

Novato police were deciding whether to book Hobbs into Marin County Jail or cite and release him, the lieutenant said.

marlene August 06, 2011 at 06:02 PM
I was walking taking a walk went by just moments after it happened! He could of ran into me, or someone else or your child riding his/ her bike. I say throw him in jail and make him accountable for his actions.
marlene August 06, 2011 at 06:02 PM
I was walking taking a walk went by just moments after it happened! He could of ran into me, or someone else or your child riding his/ her bike. I say throw him in jail and make him accountable for his actions.
Christine August 07, 2011 at 05:42 PM
There's no excuse for drinking and driving. Hopefully he will make ammends.
PENNY POTEET August 07, 2011 at 08:26 PM
Put him in jail and take away his drivers license.
Sickofitall August 10, 2011 at 10:38 PM
Drunk at 12:51pm..... I haven't even finished my second cup of coffee by then!

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