SANTA ROSA – According to a Community Bulletin posted by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), officers arrested 3 people Tuesday, June 23 for DUI related charges.
At 3 pm, a citizen near the Forestville Club waved down an officer patrolling the Forestville area, a town west of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County. The officer was told that a possible drunk driver had just left the club in a white van and headed eastbound on SR 116. The officer located the van and the driver stopped on the shoulder in front of Russian River Vineyards. The officer found signs of intoxication and began a DUI evaluation.
A records check revealed that the suspect was driving on a suspended license because of a previous DUI. He also had multiple convictions for driving without a license and had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The suspect was identified as 51-year-old Roger Robertson of Yuba City. Robertson was booked on the warrant and charges of DUI while driving on a suspended license.
At 7 pm, officers responded to a call of a vehicle crashing into a house on Dutton Avenue near Southwood Avenue in central Santa Rosa. It was reported that the driver was attempting to flee the scene on foot. The suspect was found running down Dutton Avenue and officers immediately detained her. An unsafe turn was determined to be the cause of the crash.
The driver was identified as 18-year-old Santa Rosa resident Destaney Holley-Gunn. She displayed signs of intoxication and subsequently failed the field sobriety tests, and was placed under arrest for felony DUI and hit-and-run causing injury. The arresting officer transported Holley-Gunn to the hospital where she became combative, kicking officers, banging her head against the car and ground while attempting to break free. Once inside she again became aggressive with hospital staff and continued to assault the officers.
Holley-Gunn was booked and also charged with resisting officers, battery on a peace officer and driving without a license. Her passenger, identified as 18-year-old Alexis Miles of Rohnert Park suffered serious facial injuries and was being treated at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.
At 7:30 pm, an officer on patrol on Barnes Road near River Road in Fulton, north of Santa Rosa along the 101 Freeway, saw a vehicle approaching at a high rate of speed. The officer clocked the speed of the Chevrolet van at 61 mph in a 35 mph zone. After an enforcement stop, the driver was identified as 57-year-old David Somers of Santa Rosa. The officer immediately found signs of intoxication and conducted a DUI evaluation. A records check showed that Somers has three prior DUI arrests. He was found to be under the influence and was booked into the Sonoma County Jail.