Sonoma County CHP officers arrested 18 people over the weekend, suspected of drunken driving, including a Rohnert Park man who crashed into a fence and farm equipment, the CHP reported Monday.
Driver Nicholas Pederson, 25, crashed at about 4 a.m. Sunday on Adobe Road in east Petaluma.
His 2002 Cadillac El Dorado had swerved off of the roadway at the corner of a seasonal pumpkin farm.
Pederson, who first told a CHP officer he hadn’t been driving, failed a sobriety test, the CHP reported.
Pederson was on probation for a prior drunken driving conviction and was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, violating his probation and having a second drunken driving arrest within 10 years.
Saturday evening a report of a hit and run crash on Highway 101 near Cotati ended with the arrest of an 18-year-old Novato driver.
Witnesses said the suspect car driver had been weaving and tailgating on the highway. At one point the driver sped up, hit another car and then drove down the highway, the CHP reported.
The car was stopped by an officer and driver Antonio Gonzalez was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, hit and run and having no license.
This arrest comes on the heels of his conviction in October for driving when he wasn’t licensed to operate a vehicle, the CHP reported.
Sunday at about midnight a crash off of Highway 101 near East Washington Street in Petaluma turned out to involve an unlicensed driver who was intoxicated, the CHP reported.
Driver Derli Gomez Cruz, 20, of Petaluma was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and having no license.
His record also showed last year he was convicted twice of being an unlicensed driver.