Two suspected drunken drivers with histories of DUI convictions were in custody Tuesday. One was arrested after he went the wrong way on College Avenue, and the other was caught in a carpool lane with only a dog as his passenger, the CHP said.
The wrong-way driver, Claudell Jack Jr., 57, of Vacaville, has had four DUI convictions in the past two years, CHP Officer Jon Sloat said.
Jack was belligerent and seemed extremely drunk to the officer who stopped him at 1:25 a.m. on College Avenue, Sloat said.
The man's driving record showed he had five DUI convictions in the past decade. He also has had his license suspended 16 times and all the suspensions remained current, Sloat said.
Jack was arrested on suspicion of felony drunken driving, driving with a suspended license and driving a car without a court-ordered ignition locking device.
Jack was being held without bail due to a Solano County probation violation hold order.
An officer pulled over the suspected carpool lane violator in a Chevrolet pickup at about 4:50p.m. in southern Santa Rosa.
Driver Jason Moody, 40, appeared drunk and during a sobriety test, he turned and ran, heading south into the nearby Cost Plus parking lot, Sloat said.
The foot chase lasted several hundred feet and ended when Moody fell. The officer caught him and the two struggled briefly before he was handcuffed, Sloat said.
Moody had two prior drunken-driving convictions and four license suspensions, according to his driving history. He also was on probation for a DUI conviction.