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San Francisco police sergeant charged with DUI, hit-and-run

SAN FRANCISCO – On Thursday, prosecutors said that a San Francisco police sergeant was charged with DUI and hit-and-run due to an accident that happened earlier this month. When he was taken into custody, he had a BAC of 0.28 percent which is almost 3 times the legal limit.

According to the district attorney’s office spokesman Alex Bastian, Sgt. Thomas Haymond pleaded not guilty on Thursday morning to misdemeanor DUI and hit-and-run charges.

On 8th of October at about 8:35 p.m., the sergeant was driving his vehicle near 12th Avenue and Lawton Street in the city’s Inner Sunset neighborhood when he crashed into a parked car that then hit a tree. When the crash happened, he was not on-duty.

The crash was heard by the residents who looked out of the window and they called the police.

Officers pursued a debris trail leading away from the accident spot and they found the driver Haymond, at a home in the 1100 block of Moraga Street.

No one was harmed in the accident.

He has since been released from custody and is on paid leave.

Police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said, when he will return to work, he will be reassigned to an administrative position.

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