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Nextdoor CEO Nirav Tolia Convicted of Misdemeanor Hit-and-Run

Nirav Tolia, the CEO of Nextdoor, a social network designed to help neighbors connect, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor hit-and-run for fleeing a collision on Highway 101 in August 2013. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Jonathan Karesh sentenced Tolia to 30 days in jail, which he can serve in a weekend sheriff’s work detail program. He will also be under probation for two years.

The accident occurred in Brisbane on northbound Highway 101. Nirav Tolia moved his Mercedes SUV into a lane without looking, narrowly missing a Honda coupe driven by Patrice Motley. Motley lost control of her vehicle, spun 180 degrees, and hit the concrete median. She suffered fractures to her hand, neck and back. Tolia did not stop, and Motley’s attorney contended that Tolia “gambled” that no one took down his license plate number.

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