A countywide DUI task force arrested eight people Friday night, including a man with alcohol in his freezer, and took part in a high-speed chase through Petaluma streets.
The task force, consisting of officers from 13 county law enforcement agencies, booked its first arrest in Santa Rosa while making a 7 p.m. probation check.
Craig Suman, on probation for a felony driving under the influence conviction, was discovered to have a bottle of vodka in his freezer, Petaluma Police Sgt. Ken Savano said.
Suman, 52, was arrested on suspicion of violating his probation and is being held without bail at Sonoma County Jail.
A more dramatic encounter later in the night led to the arrest of a Petaluma man, Jason Berlanga, 36, who led both police and a driver whom he struck on Highway 101 on a chase through city streets.
Berlanga allegedly ran into a car driven by Jason Rocha around 12:45 a.m. on Highway 101. Rocha stopped to check on Berlanga, who had exited his car, but Berlanga got back behind the wheel and sped off, striking Rocha as he did, Savano said.
Rocha then gave chase, and officers joined in after seeing the two vehicles racing east on East Washington Street. The chase reached speeds topping 100 mph, Savano said, before Berlanga crashed into a fence on Old Adobe Road.
He was arrested for driving under the influence and booked into jail on a $30,000 bail. Details about Rocha's injuries were not available.
Task force offices also arrested Colleen Boulais, 56, of Petaluma, at her home, after a probation check turned up alcohol in her refrigerator and methaphetamine packaged for sale.
She was arrested on suspicion of charges including violating probation and for possession of a controlled substance for sale.
Her boyfriend, Charles Rigsby 63, or Petaluma, was also arrested at the house.
Four others were arrested during the night for driving under the influence: Kashia Ladow, 21, of Santa Rosa; Mathew Livingston, 36, of Sebastopol; and Melissa Frigault, 27, of Santa Rosa. The name of the fourth driver was not immediately available,? Savano said.
Friday's operation was the eighth of a series of 18 that are planned. To date, 81 people have been arrested for DUI, Savano said.
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