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CHP Pulls Over Big-Rig on Highway 101; Driver Found Not Breathing

The big-rig was seen weaving across lanes and almost causing collisions.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
—By City News Service

A 22-year-old Stockton man driving a big-rig north on U.S. Highway 101 in Rohnert Park collapsed in his truck but was revived by a California Highway Patrol officer and a paramedic late Friday morning, a CHP officer said.

The CHP received calls about a big-rig driving recklessly on northbound Highway 101 around 11:25 a.m., CHP Officer Jon Sloat said.

CHP Officer Brian Wood tried to stop the big-rig when he saw it weaving across lanes and almost causing collisions, Sloat said.

The big-rig pulled to the shoulder of the highway just north of Todd Road and Wood found the driver slumped and unresponsive in the front seat of the cab, Sloat said.

Responding CHP officers and a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy removed the driver, who was not breathing, from the truck, according to Sloat.

Wood performed CPR until a Sonoma Life Support paramedic arrived and restored the driver's breathing, Sloat said.

The man was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. His identity is being withheld until his family is contacted, Sloat said.

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