Prosecutors filed felony charges today against Cainan Schierholtz, the brother of San Francisco Giants outfielder Nate Schierholtz, in connection with a series of hit-and-run drunken driving crashes in Danville on Sunday.
Schierholtz has been charged with one count of felony drunken driving causing injury, three counts of felony hit-and-run causing injury and one count of misdemeanor hit-and-run, Deputy District Attorney Dominique Yancey said.
Police received a call at about 10 a.m. reporting that someone was driving recklessly along Danville Boulevard and Railroad Avenue, police said.
At about that time, Schierholtz, 23, allegedly struck a bicyclist who was riding in the bike lane on southbound Danville Boulevard.
He allegedly continued down Danville Boulevard and struck a pedestrian standing in the bike lane, police said.
Schierholtz then allegedly swerved into traffic and struck a Ford pickup truck. After that, he turned onto southbound Railroad Avenue, where he drove up onto the sidewalk and crashed into a light pole, knocking it down, police said.
He continued south on Railroad Avenue to Linda Mesa Avenue, where he allegedly hit the rear of a Lexus sport utility vehicle, police said.
The driver of the pickup followed Schierholtz to Montair Drive and Macomber Road, where Schierholtz drove down a dead-end street.
A resident of Montair Drive who witnessed Schierholtz's eventual capture said that the pickup's driver parked his truck across the roadway at Montair Drive and Macomber Road to block Schierholtz's exit.
When he saw he was blocked in, the suspect stopped in front of the pickup truck, and the pickup's driver and two other men pulled him out of his car and held him until police arrived, the neighbor said.
Police arrived and took Schierholtz into custody.
The bicyclist was taken by ambulance to a hospital and treated for multiple cuts, scrapes and minor head lacerations.
The pedestrian and two occupants of the SUV sought their own medical treatment. The driver of the pickup truck was unhurt, police said.
Schierholtz remained in custody today at the West County Detention Facility in Richmond, according to county jail officials.
He is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Contra Costa County Superior Court in Martinez, Yancey said.