First Date Turns Into Alleged DUI Demolition Derby (PICS)
Eyewitnesses described a scene less resembling a night on the town but a demolition derby. Residents in the 500 block of Ellsworth watched a driver identified by police as 28-year-old Denina Goldberg drive past her intended date -- and into a brand-new Volkswagen Jetta. With her paramour and the owner of that car in pursuit on foot, Goldberg careened into a dozen vehicles. At one point she purportedly reversed, left her fender -- and license plate -- lying in the middle of the road, then motored off to hit more cars.
A police incident report described Goldberg furiously weaving her silver 2000 Ford Mustang through Bernal, ramming cars on either side of the street. After hitting up to four cars at a time, and sending parked cars crashing into other cars, she eventually came to rest on Ellsworth just past Ogden.
Eyewitnesses reported to SF Weekly that the woman's intended date chased her down and "did a good job trying to calm the young woman." It was during this time that discussion of a date gone wrong was overheard.
Goldberg, outfitted in hospital scrubs, was booked on suspicion of driving drunk and 11 hit-and-run counts.
It is not known whether a second date is in the works.
Photos | Max Fisher