May 3, 2016
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An allegedly intoxicated 33-year-old man was so upset that his girlfriend wouldn’t let him inside her Richmond home, he attempted to drive into her house — twice, police said.

The incident unfolded about 1:30 a.m. on Friday in the city’s Southern District (police are not yet releasing the street where the incident occurred).

The rejected boyfriend, a Richmond resident who has yet to be identified, rammed his car into the home despite attempts by his girlfriend’s teenage son to convince him not to, Richmond police Lt. Felix Tan said.

The second time he attempted to drive into the home, he did it in front of responding police officers, Tan said.

“Nobody was injured and the car only made moderate damage and intrusion into the house,” he added.

The suspect was arrested for DUI, assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism.

“We are relieved that nobody was injured during this incident and we are proud of our officers’ professionalism and patience,” Tan said.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.