Man Causes Crash After Driving Wrong Way on Freeway

Arrested Sunday night for driving under the influence and not having a license

A man was arrested late Sunday night on suspicion of driving under the influence after he drove the wrong way on U.S. Highway 101 and crashed into another car, according to the California Highway Patrol.

At around 11pm Sunday night, CHP began receiving reports of a driver heading north in a southbound lane of Highway 101 near the state Highway 116 connector.

The Acura then collided with another car driving southbound. Neither driver suffered any visible injuries, but both were taken to Petaluma Valley Hospital to be evaluated. The driver of the Acura, 41-year-old Jurai Somlee, of Petaluma, was arrested on suspicion of driving the wrong way, driving without a license and DUI, CHP officials said.


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