REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - A taxi driver who was allegedly driving recklessly on U.S. Highway 101 in Redwood City on Tuesday afternoon was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and endangering a young child in his back seat, a California Highway Patrol officer said.
An off-duty San Mateo County sheriff's sergeant in an unmarked patrol car spotted the driver on southbound Highway 101 at about 3:30 p.m., CHP Officer Art Montiel said. The taxi driver was allegedly tailgating people in the fast lane and then speeding around them on the right.
The sergeant pulled the taxi over on Whipple Avenue in Redwood City and noticed signs the driver was intoxicated.
There was also a 15-month-old child in the back seat with no car seat whose seatbelt had risen
to his neck, Montiel said.
The sheriff's sergeant called the CHP for assistance and officers arrived and arrested the driver, identified as 63-year-old Ronald Glaze of San Francisco. Investigators are still working to determine the relationship
of the child to Glaze, but believe he may be his son, Montiel said.
Glaze was booked into San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of child endangerment and driving under the influence.