California Highway Patrol officers arrested 24 people on the roads in and around Santa Rosa and Sonoma County over the Memorial Day weekend, mostly for DUI charges, according to CHP Officer Jonathan Sloat.
The CHP reported an incident that occurred Saturday night, in
which an officer pulled over a 45-year-old man who had been driving a car
with four children inside it.
The officer stopped Isidro Juarez, of Windsor, at 10:55 p.m. on
Fulton Road near Tedeschi Drive because the Ford Aerostar he was driving had
a broken taillight, according to Sloat.
Juarez failed field sobriety tests and the officer learned that he
was unlicensed, Sloat said.
Juarez's passengers included four children ages 16, 13, 7 and 5,
and their mother, according to Sloat.
The driver was arrested for driving under the influence, driving
without a license and child endangerment, Sloat said.
On Sunday evening, officers arrested two people who had prior DUI
Police responded to a single car collision on Mirabel Road near
Trenton Road in Forestville at 6:20 p.m. on Sunday and found a Toyota Corolla
blocking the road, Sloat said.
Officers came across Amanda Peterson, 25, who had walked away from
the scene, according to Sloat.
Peterson, a Sebastopol resident, denied she had been driving, but
a police investigation found she was the registered owner of the car and
indicated she had been driving, Sloat said.
Peterson's license was suspended in 2009 for a DUI conviction and
she had an outstanding warrant for contempt of court and providing false
information to police, Sloat said.
Peterson failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI,
according to Sloat.
Late Sunday night, a Honda Civic crossed a double yellow line in
an attempt to pass traffic that a CHP officer had stopped at the scene of a
collision on Calistoga Road north of Plum Ranch Road, Sloat said.
An officer stopped the car at about 9:35 p.m. and performed a DUI
evaluation on the driver, identified as 55-year-old Santa Rosa resident Reed
The officer estimated Snook, to have a blood alcohol level more
than double the legal limit, Sloat said.
Snook was on probation from a DUI conviction last month. He was
arrested and his car was impounded for 30 days, Sloat said.
In addition to the DUI arrests, there were two fatal crashes over the weekend and a CHP officer was injured after a
motorist collided with his car.