A 33-year-old Walnut Creek man faces charges of attempted murder with enhancements after a police officer reportedly witnessed him deliberately strike two pedestrians with his car as they were in a Walnut Creek crosswalk Tuesday evening.
As this site reported at the time, an officer was in the 2700 block of N. Main Street when Benjamin Jaeger allegedly steered his car into the two pedestrians at 7:23 p.m.
Walnut Creek police conducted an enforcement stop and detained Jaeger, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle. Based on the driver’s statement and the eye-witness account of the incident by the officer, Jaeger was arrested for 664/187 PC, attempt homicide. He was then transported to the Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez where he was booked.
The victims were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and were later released, according to police.
Anyone with additional information concerning this incident is asked to contact Detective G. Leonard at (925) 256-3523.