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Alleged Drunk Drivers Hit Head-On: He Gets 44 Days, She Gets 2

Two hours after the accident, Yungee Kim was found by police, missing his shoes and falling down as officers contacted him, according to the DA.

Yungee Kim. Credit: San Mateo Co Sheriff's Office
Yungee Kim. Credit: San Mateo Co Sheriff's Office

An alleged drunk driver who ran head-on into another intoxicated motorist in a Menlo Park intersection in late summer of 2012 pleaded no contest Tuesday to misdemeanor drunk driving, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's office, and will serve 44 days jail and probation time.

Yungee Kim, 42, will serve the term beginning March 15. He must also serve 200 hours of community service. His driver’s license was suspended for one year.

According to the district attorney, Kim ran into Zaquis Jahrona Coleman about 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of Chrysler Drive and the Bayfront Expressway, then took off on foot. Coleman tested at .18/.19 blood alcohol.

She was uninjured, but a passenger suffered a compound fracture to her left wrist, and was taken to a hospital.

Two hours later, Kim was found by police, missing his shoes and falling down as the officer contacted him, according to the DA.

Investigators found that the car was registered to Kim. The car keys were in his pocket.

Pearl January 24, 2014 at 04:06 PM
These light jail sentences are a laugh, and make a mockery of our justice system! We'll see these folks out on the rode again, drinking and driving, you can be sure of that!
John Rxb January 25, 2014 at 05:13 AM
He should get more Jail~Time, especially because He ran away from The Scene, where there could have been a Fatality caused by Him. ("Stupid Coward. Worthless Drunk")He should "Pay~More" , not just 44 days. My Father was killed, when i was 17, when (2) Drunk driving Teenagers were "Drag-Racing" on El Camino Real , in San Carlos. He was going to Work, at a Paint Factory,on "Graveyard" Shift, and in a VW "Bug" ; while They were Racing and "having a ball" in 2 , oversize, expensive cars.They barely got a slap-on-the-hand ; and , There wealthy Families payed $50,000 for my Dad's Life. How did They measure that a 63-year-old Man , Father of 7 children, was Worth Only $50,000 , And His Two Killers get to walk "Free" through the Rest of Their Lives.
John Rxb January 25, 2014 at 05:15 AM
If i sound Extreme , or too sensitive, or like i'm over-reacting . . . . What would You do if it had been Your Father?

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