Saratoga councilmember implicated in hit-and-run

Rishi Kumar - Portrait from the Saratoga City Council website.

A local elected official has been implicated in a recent hit-and-run incident in the West Valley.

Santa Clara County Sheriff Deputies cited Saratoga Councilmember Rishi Kumar in late September for the incident. Kumar is also actively running against Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA-18) in the 2020 primary.

The misdemeanor hit-and-run included property damage, according to information first reported by San Jose Inside.

Kumar’s accident, which apparently involved three vehicles took place near the intersection of Wolfe Rd. and Pruneridge Ave. in north Cupertino near the Apple Headquarters. Kumar apparently drove away from the accident without properly exchanging insurance information with the other drivers.

San Jose Inside reports that Kumar is cooperating with law enforcement. Kumar has also been cited for speed limit violations twice in the last five years.