SANTA ROSA – The CHP arrested 17 drivers over the weekend according to their Community Bulletin posted on Monday, June 29. A few of the repeat offender cases are detailed below.
On Friday morning an officer stopped a Mazda mini-van for weaving on North Fitch Mountain Road in Healdsburg. The driver produced an expired drivers license and a records check revealed multiple suspensions for three previous DUI convictions. The suspect is also on probation and is required to drive a vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock device, which the van did not have.
The suspect was identified at 46-year-old Dwight Kestler of Healdsburg. He was arrested on charges of violating probation, driving while suspended and driving without a required interlock device. His vehicle was also impounded for 30 days.
On Friday afternoon, an officer on patrol on Northpoint Parkway saw a motorcycle driving at 60 mph in a 40 mph zone. The motorcyclist took off as if to evade the officer as he turned around. The officer located the motorcycle near Stony Point Road and Hearn Avenue and made an enforcement stop.
The driver was identified at 47-year-old Karl Brown of Santa Rosa. A records check revealed that Brown’s license has been suspended for DUI since 1992, and since then has had multiple convictions for driving on a suspended license. He was booked for driving while suspended and two probation violations. His motorcycle was impounded for 30 days.
The same officer was patrolling Petaluma Hill Road near Taylor Mt. Park when he observed an Acura driving northbound at 30 mph in a 55-mile zone, with 10 vehicles held up behind it. The officer made an enforcement stop and noted that the vehicle had no license plates. The driver was identified as 27-year-old Brian Pen of Rohnert Park. Pen was unable to provide a driver’s license and said he was on his way to turn himself in at the North County Detention Facility.
A records check showed that Pen has seven active suspensions, 3 prior DUI convictions, is on active probation and is required to have an interlock device. Pen was arrested and booked on charges of violating probation, driving while suspended and driving without the interlock device. Pen’s mother, who was following in another vehicle behind him, was cited for knowingly allowing an unlicensed driver the use of her vehicle. The Acura was impounded for 30 days.
Later that evening, dispatch received a call of a party drinking beer while waiting at a car wash on Commerce Boulevard in Cotati. Responding officers found a Nissan SUV on Bridget Drive and made a stop. The officer making the enforcement stop saw the driver holding a 16 ounce beer. The driver was identified as Luis Lango-Lozada, a 22-year-old resident of Rohnert Park. A records check found that Lozada’s license had been suspended for DUI and that he had 2 “no bail” warrants out for his arrest for grand theft, receiving stolen property and drug violations. He was booked for the warrants and driving while suspended.
Then early Saturday morning, an officer on patrol on northbound Highway 101 near Golf Course Drive saw a vehicle approaching at a high rate of spped. The car was clocked on radar at 89 mph. The officer caught up to the Infinity coupe and stopped it on Santa Rosa Avenue. The drive was identified as Jesus Carrillo, a 23-year-old resident of Santa Rosa. A records check found that Carrillo has seven license suspensions for DUI and being a negligent operator, six convictions for driving without a license, and is on probation for a hit and run in May. He is also required to have an interlock device. Carrillo was arrested and booked on charges of violation of probation, driving while suspended and driving without an interlock device.