Law enforcement officers in Sonoma County arrested 48 suspected drunken drivers over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, officials reported Tuesday.
The arrests included a Santa Rosa woman convicted of two drunken driving cases earlier in May, a Santa Rosa man with two prior convictions and a Dixon driver headed home from Lake Sonoma who was on probation for a DUI conviction, the CHP reported.
The weekend effort included extra officers on patrol around the county.
A drunken driving checkpoint was set up in Healdsburg Saturday night into Sunday morning on Dry Creek Road at Frei Road.
No one was found to be above the legal limit, although two drivers tested at .06 percent blood alcohol level, said Petaluma police Sgt. Ken Savano.
Officers spoke with 754 drivers and more closely screened 33 drivers.
Six drivers were given citations for not being licensed and four vehicles were towed.
The Dixon driver was arrested Sunday after about 8 p.m. when other drivers called to report a weaving car headed south on Highway 101 near River Road.
A CHP officer pulled over the Chrysler Pacifica driver near Hearn Avenue.
Driver Michael John Kass, 40, who appeared to be intoxicated, told the officer he was heading home to Dixon from the northern Sonoma County lake, said CHP Officer Jon Sloat.
Kass was on probation for the prior DUI conviction. He was arrested and booked into the Sonoma County Jail.
Santa Rosa driver Tonya Evelyn Smith, 45, had three teens in her car when she was arrested Saturday night at about 9 p.m. along Highway 101 in Cloverdale.
A driver called in seeing a vehicle travelling well over 100 mph on the highway, and gave a description of the car and occupants. That led a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy to Smith, who was stopped along the highway.
She was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, driving with a suspended license and violating her probation from her two recent convictions.
Because her two teens, 17 and 15 years, and another 15-year-old, were in the car she also was arrested on suspicion of three counts of child endangerment.
The CHP also was recommending another felony complaint be filed against her for being a driver with three DUI's within a decade.
A weaving pickup truck early Monday on Highway 12 near E Street in Santa Rosa crossed paths with two CHP officers who tried to pull over the driver.
The driver took the Dutton Road exit but continued driving, despite the officers repeatedly using the patrol car's public address system to yell at the driver to stop, Sloat said.
The driver stopped after hitting a curb as he pulled into an apartment complex parking lot near West Third Street.
Santiago Cauich, 28, of Santa Rosa was arrested on charges including suspicion of drunken driving. He was driving on a suspended license, had two prior convictions and several license suspensions, the CHP reported.
The only crash of the weekend involving a suspect drunken driver occurred at about 7 p.m. Monday on Highway 101 in the construction zone through Rohnert Park.
Driver Richard Krischano, 42, of Santa Rosa hit a center concrete wall and his truck stopped in a highway lane.