Five-Vehicle Collision near South McDowell Boulevard Left Woman, Child Injured

PETALUMA, CA (August 9, 2023) – Sunday evening, police arrested Charles Piezzi following a DUI injury collision on Lakeville Highway.

Authorities responded to reports of a hit-and-run around 5:50 p.m. at Lakeville Highway at South McDowell Boulevard.

According to the police, an SUV rear-ended another vehicle, causing a chain-reaction collision with four other cars. Responding emergency personnel transported a woman to Petaluma Valley Hospital for unspecified injuries. In addition, paramedics treated a 12-year-old child at the scene for minor injuries.

After the crash, the SUV driver went over a curb and stopped at a nearby parking lot. 58-year-old Charles Piezzi of Petaluma then fled into a nearby neighborhood and into the backyard of a home at 1500 Rio Nido Way.

Apparently, Piezzi disregarded the officers’ commands to surrender and broke into a residence in the area before getting detained by the police.

In the end, police booked Piezzi in Sonoma County Jail for suspected DUI, felony hit-and-run, and multiple other charges. He remains in custody with a bail set at $200,000.

Thinking, reasoning, and muscle coordination are essential in operating a vehicle safely. However, alcohol and certain medications or illegal drugs impair these functions when present in the body. Never drive while impaired as the consequences can be devastating for you and others. When buzzed or drunk, it is best to request an Uber, Lyft, or taxi. If possible, reach out to a family member or a friend to come and pick you up. By being responsible, you can keep yourself and others on the road safe.

Contact Sweet James today if you have been injured in a DUI crash. It is their goal to provide your loved one with the highest quality of legal representation. Their firm is dedicated to helping your bereaved family obtain both justice and maximum settlement. Their seasoned personal injury attorneys will fight by your side and get what you rightfully deserve. Call them for your free consultation at 1-800-900-0000.

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