Petaluma Man Arrested for Assaulting Officers

CHP reported that a DUI check resulted in a fracas.

A man suspected of drunken driving was arrested after he allegedly swung at a California Highway Patrol officer during a DUI check south of Santa Rosa on Sunday, according to the CHP.

Isidro Torres, 44, of Petaluma, was pulled over at 2:15 a.m. Sunday while driving on Stony Point Road near Todd Road in an unincorporated area of Sonoma County, the CHP said.

Outside of his Dodge Dakota truck, the CHP officers made a DUI evaluation and determined that he had been drinking, the CHP said.

As the officers were preparing to take Torres into custody, he swung at one of the officers, but was stopped by the officer's partner, according to the CHP.

The three then struggled, during which Torres grabbed one officer by the throat and attempted to choke him, the CHP said.

He was eventually arrested without further injury to the officers.

He was found to be driving without a license because it had been suspended for a previous DUI conviction, the CHP said. Torres was booked in to jail on suspicion of DUI, resisting officers by force and battery on a police officer.

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Sandi Melia December 26, 2012 at 05:09 PM
DRUNK DRIVERS ARE ON MY LAST NERVE! Enough is enough, something MUST be done & 2013 is the year to do it.
Betty Frampton December 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Trouble is, there are just no consequences amy more. He'll be back out on street in no time to resume driving.
Active Thinker December 27, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Send him and all drinkers who drive drunk to jail and make the pay for their crimes. I say pick up trash. Speak to groups. No driving for at least one year!
Karma December 30, 2012 at 05:49 PM
I agree!
Karma December 30, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Stiffer penalties!


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