Santa Rosa Area CHP Capitalize on Proactive Enforcement

Santa Rosa Area CHP Capitalize on Proactive Enforcement

SANTA ROSA – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) publicized the results of proactive enforcement over the weekend. The CHP effectively apprehended a number of repeat offenders, arresting them and making Sonoma County roadways safer in the process.

Eichelberger was spotted on Highway 101 near the Mendocino Ave. exit.

Eichelberger was spotted on Highway 101 near the Mendocino Ave. exit.

On Saturday morning shortly before 8 am, an officer monitoring traffic on northbound Highway 101 near Mendocino Avenue saw a Dodge truck approaching at excessive speed. The truck was clocked at 86 mph. An enforcement stop was made at Mark West Springs Road where the officer noted the signs of an intoxicated driver. The young man said that he had been drinking the night before. He was unable to complete field sobriety tests as instructed and was placed under arrest.

He was identified as 25-year-old Dylan Eichelberger of Santa Rosa. Eichelberger has two prior DUI convictions in the last 3 years and is currently on probation.

While transporting Eichelberger to the Sonoma County Jail, the officer saw a Nissan Altima run through a red light at 45 mph on Bicentennial Way at Ventura Avenue. The officer made a u-turn and stopped the driver, who also appeared to be intoxicated. The officer requested another unit for assistance, and following a DUI evaluation the Nissan driver was estimated to be at more than 3 times over the legal blood-alcohol limit. The driver was identified as 36-year-old Damian Murphy of Santa Rosa. He was booked alongside Eichelberger.

At 8:20 am an officer on southbound 101 near Shiloh Road observed a Subaru station wagon weaving in traffic at 83 mph. The officer made an enforcement stop on the driver, who said she was on her way to the Oakland airport to catch a flight. The woman was determined to be under the influence and was placed under arrest. Her 8-year-old son was turned over to the driver’s sister, who responded to the scene. The driver was identified as 31-year-old Brenda Patino of Houston, Texas. She was charged with DUI and child endangerment.

At 4:15 pm an officer on patrol on Barham Avenue observed an Isuzu Rodeo pass without a front license plate. The officer stopped the vehicle and found that the driver was on probation and had been directed to not consume alcohol. Further records investigation determined that the driver has six license suspensions, multiple convictions for DUI and driving without a license.

He was identified as 26-year-old Filipe Tapia of Santa Rosa. The officer found that Tapia had six active warrants totaling $175,000 for DUI, driving while suspended, driving without an interlock device, domestic violence, vandalism, and speeding. Tapia was booked for the warrants and the additional charges of violation of probation, driving while suspended and no proof of insurance.

Two arrests were made at the corner of Santa Rosa and Colgan.

Two arrests were made at the corner of Santa Rosa and Colgan.

Shortly after 1 am Sunday morning, a two-officer unit was on a stop with a DUI driver on Santa Rosa Avenue at Colgan Avenue when they observed a Saturn sedan pull into the parking lot near them without it’s headlights on. One officer stayed with the first driver while the other approached the driver of the Saturn, who had exited the vehicle. The man displayed signs of intoxication, and when asked for identification he took off running. Both officers gave chase as the driver ran across Santa Rosa Avenue. He refused repeated orders to stop, and was warned again to stop or a Taser would be deployed.

The driver continued to evade the officers until one deployed his Taser. The driver was halted and taken into custody. He was identified as 31-year-old Jesus Salcedo of Santa Rosa. He was medically cleared at the scene and was found to have multiple license suspensions for alcohol violations and is on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS). Salcedo was booked on charges of DUI, violation of PRCS, resisting arrest and failure to follow a lawful order.

Santa Rosa Area CHP Capitalize on Proactive Enforcement was last modified: July 28th, 2015 by admin
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