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Los Altos Police Department
Friday March 28th, 2014 :: 10:04 a.m. PDT


Fatal DUI yesterday evening in Los Altos. Police seeking witnesses.

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at approximately 11:07 p.m., Los Altos Police and Santa Clara County Fire responded to the area of Fremont Avenue and Marymeade Lane on the report of a major injury accident.

Upon arrival officers discovered a 2005 Chevrolet with major damage to the passenger side of the vehicle. The driver was able to exit the vehicle but the passenger was gravely injured.

Santa Clara County Fire Department personnel, along with Rural Metro EMS, arrived at the scene to treat the involved parties. At approximately 11:15pm the passenger, a 27-year old male from Mountain View, was declared deceased. His identity is being withheld pending notification of the family by the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office.

The driver was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries. At the hospital officers determined that the driver had been driving the vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. He was placed under arrest and remains at the hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Arrested (Driver): Miroslav Samardzija, 33-year-old resident of Mt. View CA.

The driver was arrested for the following offenses:

191.5 PC Gross Vehicular Manslaughter while Intoxicated
23152(a) VC DUI Causing Bodily Injury
23103(a) VC Reckless Driving

The cause of this collision in under investigation by the Los Altos Police Department Traffic Division and the joint Palo Alto/ Los Altos Specialized Traffic Accident Reconstruction (STAR) team. Anyone with information pertaining to this collision should contact Sergeant Paul Arguelles at 650-947-2770.

Los Altos Police Department
1 N San Antonio Rd
Los Altos, CA 94022

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-947-2770

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