An employee of All Ways Towing braved the waters of a mini-lagoon on Monday to hook up an automobile that had hydroplaned into the marsh off Doolittle Drive just south of Harbor Bay Parkway.
Because it traverses the marshland between Alameda and San Leandro, this stretch of Doolittle is especially treacherous when the roads are wet. If an automobile hydroplanes chances are good that the vehicle can wind up in the soggy marsh as this car did.
Seventeen-year-old Clay Harding died on Nov. 23, 2014, after ingesting prescription drugs and alcohol at the Alameda home of Kathleen Perkins, 57, and her son Matt Arnstein.
Last Thursday Perkins and Arnstein were arraigned at Oakland’s Wiley Manuel Courthouse on 11 counts of child endangerment and two counts of obstructing a police investigation. The charges allege Harding’s death came after he mixed drugs and alcohol during a party at the Perkins-Arnstein residence.