Fight or Flight When Drinking and Driving? Neither, Don’t Drink and Drive!

Drinking and driving, a Santa Rosa woman, Whitney Beck, 25, (no relation) was arrested for drunk driving after speeding away from police officers at 112 miles per hour northbound on the 101 Highway on her motorcycle.  As a result of her failure to pull over when instructed to by … [Read more...]

DUI Court Sting Operation Results Announced by Santa Rosa and Petaluma Police Departments

Some suspected DUI drivers who were either unlicensed drivers or had previously had their driver's license suspended or revoked were the focus of a sting today at the Sonoma County Courthouse. According to the Santa Rosa Police Department, officers from both the Santa Rosa and … [Read more...]

Underage DUI Driver Faces Multiple Charges for Wild Trip Through Rohnert Park

A man’s dangerous (alleged DUI) evening drive ended with a crash into a tree in Rohnert Park and a trip to the Sonoma County Jail, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported. According to local police, the man had a blood alcohol level roughly seven times the legal for someone his … [Read more...]

DUI Leads to Vehicular Manslaughter

A woman with a long DUI history and run-ins with the law now faces murder charges after she allegedly drove drunk and crashed into a pedestrian, then drove another two miles with the man stuck in the windshield of her SUV, the  reported. Phillip Moreno was crossing Torrance … [Read more...]

DUI arrests of underage drivers in Marin show significant increase from 2011

Authorities in Marin County have reported a sizable uptick in the number of DUI arrests of underage drivers in Marin County who are also drinking and driving drunk, Patch.com reports. According to a statement from law enforcement, the increase is not the result of stepped-up … [Read more...]

Legally drunk Santa Rosa driver to face murder charge over fatal crash

A legally drunk Santa Rosa driver to face murder charge over her crashing her car into and killing the driver of a convertible. Heather Howell of Santa Rosa will face a second-degree murder charge as a result of the incident. A Sonoma County Superior Court judge ruled earlier … [Read more...]

Tourism and drunk driving in wine country – expert provides sobering news

As states continue to explore and pursue new and creative ways to increase tourism revenue, and increasingly look to wineries as tourism resource, a spokesman for the State of California provided some sobering news about tourism and drunk driving in wine country: namely, that a … [Read more...]

2012 Top Wine Destination in The United States is Sonoma County CA

According to an article on tripadvisor.com, the Travelers’ Choice Award for the 2012 top wine destination in the United States is Sonoma County CA with Napa County coming in second place and Willamette Valley Oregon third. That’s the good news.  The potentially bad news is that … [Read more...]

Santa Rosa Special Traffic Enforcement Area

There will be a Santa Rosa Special Traffic Enforcement Area the week of October 15th through October 21st. This particular Special Traffic Enforcement Area will be on Mendocino Avenue at Silva Avenue. According to a community bulletin by the Santa Rosa Police Department, Santa … [Read more...]

DUI Checkpoint in Santa Rosa This Weekend

DUI Checkpoint in Santa Rosa This Weekend In a message issued by the Santa Rosa Police Department Traffic Unit, there will be a DUI Checkpoint in Santa Rosa this weekend on Friday, August 31, 2012 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. … [Read more...]

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