Healdsburg Man Arrested for Attacking Officer and DUI Crash on Casa Grande Road

PETALUMA, CA (January 3, 2022) – On Wednesday, police arrested Federico Morales after a suspected DUI crash on Lakeville Highway and attacking an officer.

Initially, authorities pulled over Morales around 5:22 p.m. after a minor collision with another vehicle near Lakeville Highway and Casa Grande Road.

According to the police, the man showed signs of intoxication.

However, when the officer attempted to conduct a field sobriety test, he became confrontational.

The officer reported that Morales struck one of the officers who was trying to take him into custody.

In the end, authorities booked 24-year-old Federico Morales in Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of DUI, resisting arrest, and other related charges.

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