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Posted: 9:50 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
By Amber Lee
SAN FRANCISCO —
A San Francisco police sergeant has been accused of driving drunk and speeding away after hitting a parked car in the Sunset District earlier this week.
KTVU spoke with witnesses, neighbors and 52-year-old SFPD Sgt. Thomas Haymond about the accident Thursday.
Witnesses said the trail of evidence literally led to the steps of police sergeant's home.
The hit and run took place on Lawton Street near 12th Avenue. At around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday night, a black Jaguar slammed into a parked Mazda.
The impact pushed the Mazda into two trees.
A witness told KTVU a loud crash led him to look out the window. Another neighbor saw the black Jaguar speed away.
A third person followed the car to a home six blocks away on Moraga.
"It goes straight up there. It almost never stops," said area resident Vernon McNemar.
The skid marks lead to the driveway of Sgt. Haymond's home.
"It's weird, especially to a police sergeant," said McNemar.
The sergeant was arrested the night of the accident and released on his own recognizance the next morning.
The 22-year veteran of the police force is suspected of driving drunk and faces a misdemeanor hit and run.
The owner of the Mazda left this note on the windshield that read "Car was in a hit and run last night. Can't move the car. Waiting for tow."
KTVU asked McNemar about the police sergeant being suspected of the hit and run.
"They're human. I think everybody is human," said McNemar.
KTVU reached Sgt. Haymond by phone Thursday evening. He said he has been advised not to speak about the matter and referred KTVU to his attorney.
San Francisco police said Haymond is on paid leave pending an internal affairs investigation.
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