Driver Arrested after Colliding with Patrol Vehicle at Cannon Lane

PETALUMA, CA (July 13, 2023) – Early Monday morning, a Sonoma Sheriff’s deputy was hospitalized following a DUI crash on Lakeville Highway.

The collision happened shortly after 2:00 a.m. on the Lakeville Highway near Cannon Lane.

According to reports, a deputy was attempting to pull over another vehicle on the highway when the suspect rear-ended their patrol car.

Several authorities including the CHP, Petaluma Police Department, and Sonoma County Fire District responded to the scene.

Following the collision, paramedics transported the deputy and the two other drivers to a hospital for unspecified injuries.

Additionally, the CHP determined that the driver who rear-ended the deputy was driving while intoxicated and was now arrested.

No further details regarding the Lakeville Highway DUI crash have been released to the public. Petaluma Officials will provide more information once available.

Thinking, reasoning and muscle coordination are essential in operating a vehicle safely. However, these abilities are impaired when alcohol and certain medications or illegal drugs are 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.

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