A 25-year-old Pittsburgh man was arrested in Petaluma early Saturday after police adopted a path of blood main away from the location of a automotive crash.
Christian Rodriguez was arrested on suspicion of driving below the affect, hit-and-run and possession of a loaded gun in a car after police mentioned he drove into a hearth hydrant in southern Petaluma and fled the scene.
Shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday, a resident residing close to Petaluma Boulevard South and Crystal Lane referred to as police to report that they heard a crash and found a car had struck a close-by hearth hydrant, in keeping with a information launch.
The car was unoccupied, however responding cops noticed a blood path main away from the scene.
They discovered Rodriguez and one other one that was decided to be a passenger, officers mentioned, including that each had suffered average accidents. They had been taken to a neighborhood hospital.
Police mentioned in addition they discovered a loaded handgun within the car.
Officers famous that Petaluma has had a rise in DUI collisions this yr in comparison with earlier years.
“By way of June 2021, there have been 26 DUI collisions, in comparison with 9 in 2020 and 17 in 2019 throughout the identical time durations. Total DUI arrests have barely elevated,” authorities mentioned in a Nixle alert despatched out on Saturday.
The general public is inspired to name Petaluma Police Division at 707-778-4372 if they think an individual is driving below the affect in Petaluma.
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