Couple drives erratically, strikes homeless people, SF police patrol car

San Francisco police say two 18-year-olds drove erratically, hit a pair of homeless people with their white SUV, and then crashed into a police patrol vehicle.

Estorco was booked at San Francisco County Jail on charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, battery on a peace officer, driving under the influence, hit and run, battery causing serious bodily injury and assault with a deadly weapon.

The young woman he was with as his passenger was detained and released pending further investigation, police said.

Police say they got reports about 9:15 p.m. on Monday that the driver of an SUV drove up on a sidewalk and started yelling and threatening homeless people before striking two of them. Then, police say, the driver struck some buildings, a gate and several parked cars along Haight and Ashbury streets.

The couple in the SUV didn't stop, police said.

A short time later, officers found the SUV near Crown Terrace and Twin Peaks Boulevard, where police say the driver intentionally crashed into a marked SFPD patrol car.

Estorco and his passenger were both initially stopped. And that's when police put two-and-two together. 

"The officers, after taking the two people in custody, realized the vehicle that struck them matched the description of the vehicle that had struck the two pedestrians at Haight Asbury 10 minutes prior," Lt. Dave Maron said. 

The officers were uninjured and the two homeless people suffered non life-threatening injuries. Estorco suffered minor injuries when the airbags went off. 

San Francisco police are investigating after they say two people drove erratically, hit pedestrians with their white SUV then crashed into police patrol vehicle. Feb. 24, 2020

A building was damaged by a SUV at Haight and Ashbury streets. Feb. 24, 2020