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13 arrested by CHP over holiday weekend

An 18-year-old with five convictions for driving without a license now has a sixth case pending and a suspected drunken driving arrest after he was clocked at 96 mph on Highway 12, according to the CHP.

Several beer cans were thrown from the car window as the officer pulled over the driver in east Santa Rosa, said CHP Officer Jon Sloat.

Driver Juvenal Mondragon of Santa Rosa was driving east on Highway 12 at about 8:45 p.m. Sunday when he sped by a CHP officer driving near Dutton Avenue.

The officer paced the Chevrolet Camaro at 96 mph and pulled over the driver, who stopped near South E Street.

Mondragon appeared to be drunk and failed sobriety tests, Sloat said.

Two teens with him also appeared to be drunk. One was picked up by a parent but the other was so drunk they were taken to Sutter Medical Center, Sloat said.

Officers arrested Mondragon on suspicion of drunken driving, driving without a license, and driving more than 30 mph over the speed limit while drunk.

Mondragon was one of 13 people arrested during the weekend by CHP officers. A dozen face DUI charges.

Another driver was stopped after travelling about 110 mph on Highway 101, Sloat said.

That suspected drunken driver sped away from a CHP patrol car before being stopped in southern Santa Rosa at about 2:10 a.m. Sunday.


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