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Schierholtz pleads not guilty to DUI hit-and-run charges

Original post made on Aug 19, 2010

Cainan Schierholtz, the brother of San Francisco Giants right fielder Nate Schierholtz, pleaded not guilty today to charges stemming from a series of hit-and-run drunken driving crashes in Danville on Aug. 1.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 19, 2010, 1:05 PM

Comments (13)

Posted by Gary, a resident of Danville
on Aug 19, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Poor guy.....I wish him luck! Wrong place at the wrong time!

Posted by Linda, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 19, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Not guilty? Blame it on George Bush..Works in DC

Posted by Treebeard, a resident of Danville
on Aug 19, 2010 at 3:11 pm

You're right, Gary. If only he had been drunk and under the influence at the right place at the right time...

Posted by Lynn, a resident of Danville
on Aug 20, 2010 at 8:46 am

Yeah, that shows all sorts of integrity. Now I'm really convinced that he is an upstanding citizen who will be willing to pay for what he did. He is actually going to waste taxpayers money to bring this to trial? What a waste!

Posted by Carrie, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 20, 2010 at 9:35 am

I'm sure he is just acting on the advice of his attorney. This is standard procedure. He is not going to plead guilty without knowing what his sentence will be. More than likely, this will go to a plea deal, unless the DA's office plays hardball (no pun intended).

Posted by Mike, a resident of Danville
on Aug 20, 2010 at 10:42 am

Someone who is drunk and driving at 10:00 AM has problems. He needs counseling.

Posted by danville, a resident of Danville
on Aug 20, 2010 at 11:01 am

Why must the writer (and most other writerss) refer to Cainan as "SF Giants Outfielder Nate Schierholtz's brother"? Is Nate guilty by association? Was he with Cainan? The answer is "no". Leave Nate out of this and show him some respect! As far as Cainan goes, he needs to pay for his consequences! He broke the law and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent!

Posted by george bush, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 20, 2010 at 11:02 am

I wasn't with Cainan that morning.....

Posted by KJ, a resident of Danville
on Aug 20, 2010 at 11:04 am

What a joke! Schierholtz probably feels he's not guilty because he was so trashed and out of it. He was completely oblivious to the mayhem and injuries he caused while driving through town. I'd like to see him put in a room with the people he injured and see him declare his innocence to them. I'm sure Schierholtz, the "outstanding citizen" that he is, will soon take responsibility for his actions and spare the public the expense of prosecution.

Posted by who cares, a resident of Diablo
on Aug 20, 2010 at 11:14 am

I don't think it was "W" who lied in DC. Seems to me Ted Kennedy had an incident driving under the influence where someone died...ring a bell Linda?

Posted by Linda, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 20, 2010 at 4:52 pm

"Who Cares". Yes, Ted was quite the swimmer and loved the Devils Brew, but on the positive side, he has been sober for almost one year!

Posted by wow, a resident of another community
on Aug 20, 2010 at 5:29 pm

I think this was his first time in a multiple hit-and-run set of felonies.

Therefore, given his status as a first-time offender with this particular set of charges, and when you further consider he might have been a little woozy from the drinking, it's hard to understand why they just don't release him.

Posted by amazing, a resident of Diablo
on Aug 21, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Ted Kennedy killed someone but....he made ammends for it. That is great logic! He NEVER was punished for his crime that is the difference!!

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