Two people were injured, and one of them was arrested, after a two-vehicle collision tonight that snarled traffic on U.S. Highway 101 in and near Redwood City for hours, the California Highway Patrol said. The collision was reported about 7:50 p.m. when a Mazda MX-5 and a Hyundai Sonata sedan collided on northbound 101 near the Whipple Road interchange in Redwood City, said CHP Officer Dave Morey. Specifics about how the collision occurred are still being investigated, Morey said, but the Mazda ended up on its roof. The driver of the Mazda, a man whose name was not available tonight, suffered moderate injuries, and was taken to Stanford Medical Center for treatment. He also was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, Morey said. Two people were in the Hyundai. The adult driver suffered moderate injuries, Morey said, and a 6-year-old passenger in the back seat was not injured. The actions of both drivers are still under investigation, Morey said. After the accident, all northbound lanes of 101 were closed briefly, and three lanes remained closed until after 9 p.m.

Standoff with domestic violence suspect in Redwood City ends

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A daylong standoff between police and a domestic violence suspect in Redwood City today has ended.

James McGee, 54, a retired police officer from Redwood City, allegedly assaulted a woman at a home in the 700 block of Windsor Way before refusing police commands to leave the home. ABC7 News identified McGee as a retired Redwood City police officer.

Police responded to the home about 2 a.m. today, contacted the woman in front of the residence, and she told them she was assaulted by McGee who remained inside the home. She was transported to a local hospital where she was treated and released for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Officers connected with the suspect by phone and he refused to leave, police said. A perimeter was established around the home and attempts to negotiate a peaceful resolution throughout the morning failed, police said.

Roads were closed off and residents were recommended to voluntarily evacuate as the standoff continued throughout the day.

McGee was eventually taken into custody without further incident, police said.

Bay City News contributed to this report


  1. Great work by the RCPD in bringing this hours long incident to a nonviolent conclusion. Hopefully the individual will get the help he needs.

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