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Drunk Driver Hits Car, Orders Another Drink

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER: Also, a baby is spotted in the bed of a pick-up truck, a man is attacked by a loose pit bull, and a bouncer gets handsy with a drunken patron.

San Clemente crime blotter. Patch file photo.
San Clemente crime blotter. Patch file photo.
At 4:21 p.m. Thursday Jan. 16, deputies received a call about a traffic accident in the 400 block of El Camino Real. The caller said a drunk man in a white Ford hit the caller’s car while parking in front of a local restaurant. The intoxicated man then walked into the restaurant and ordered another drink. Deputies arrived and arrested a 54-year-old man who has since been released from jail after his bond was posted.

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At 1:42 p.m. Thursday Jan. 16, a concerned caller reported a suspicious person near the cross streets of Camino Del Rio and Camino de Los Mares. A baby in a car seat was in the bed of a tan pickup.

At 3:03 p.m. Thursday Jan. 16, a caller asked for assistance near the cross streets of Calle Cuervo and Avenida San Pablo. The caller said a screaming man approached him and said a loose pit bull attacked him and his dogs. Animal Control arrived to settle the situation.

At 1:30 a.m. Thursday Jan. 17, someone reported a disturbance in the 200 block of El Camino Real. A bouncer was holding down a drunk man who was starting fights inside a local bar.

These are selected reports from the San Clemente Police Dispatch Services log throughout the past few days. The calls represent what was told to a sheriff's deputy in the field by the radio dispatcher. No presumption of criminal guilt or affiliation should be drawn from the information provided.

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