Fooch's Note: Site decorum is off
Just when you thought things would stay quiet, stupidity rears its ugly head. San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver was arrested Friday morning, and booked for felony hit-and-run and weapons possession. According to the initial KTVU report, the weapon in question was a pair of brass knuckles.
According to the report, Culliver's vehicle struck a bicyclist and then fled the scene. An eyewitness cornered the vehicle, at which point authorities say Culliver got out of his car, threatened the driver with brass knuckles, got back in his car, and fled the scene while also striking this person's car. Police eventually found him and arrested him. He was booked for, "felony hit and run for striking the bicyclist, reckless driving causing an injury, felony possession of brass knuckles and misdemeanor hit and run for the striking the vehicle."
The 49ers released a statement to KTVU on the situation:
"The 49ers organization is aware of the recent matter involving Chris Culliver. We will remain in contact with Chris and the local authorities as we continue to gather the facts regarding this situation. As this is an ongoing legal matter, we will reserve further comment at this time."
We'll keep an eye out for more information on this because obviously there will be just a few things to take into account. For now....uggh. So, uh, this might delay any contract extension just a little bit.
Fooch's Update: He was booked for felony hit-and-run because the bicyclist suffered injuries (listed as minor). Vehicle Code 20001, section b states:
(b) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), a person who violates subdivision (a) shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison, or in a county jail for not more than one year, or by a fine of not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000) nor more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both that imprisonment and fine.
On reckless driving causing an injury, in section 23104:
(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), whenever reckless driving of a vehicle proximately causes bodily injury to a person other than the driver, the person driving the vehicle shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than 30 days nor more than six months or by a fine of not less than two hundred twenty dollars ($220) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both the fine and imprisonment.
Felony possession of brass knuckles, in section 21810:
[A]ny person in this state who manufactures or causes to be manufactured, imports into the state, keeps for sale, or offers or exposes for sale, or who gives, lends, or possesses any metal knuckles is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year or imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170
Misdemeanor hit and run, in section 20002:
(c) Any person failing to comply with all the requirements of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months, or by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both that imprisonment and fine.