A 47-year-old Windsor man suspected of being the motorist who hit a bicyclist and later drove on a sidewalk as he attempted to evade officers was arrested Sunday on suspicion of drunken driving, CHP officials said.
Benjamin Lee Arvig, who was on probation for a 2010 DUI conviction, was among four people with prior alcohol-related convictions who were arrested over the weekend, CHP officials said.
A witness reported the driver of a GMC Sierra pickup, later identified as Arvig, struck a bicyclist on River Road in Forestville at about 7:26 p.m. Sunday, however officers have not located the cyclist, Officer Jon Sloat said.
The witness followed Arvig and officers began a pursuit on Hembree Lane north of Shiloh Road at which point Arvig's pickup jumped the curb and he drove on the sidewalk for about 60 feet, Sloat said. Arvig stopped in the middle of Northhampton Drive and was arrested after failing a sobriety test, Sloat said.
Also Sunday, Fausil Lara, 23, of Healdsburg was arrested after he sped past an officer at about 90 mph on southbound Highway 101 near Shiloh Road in a Toyota Solara, Sloat said. Lara's license had been suspended following a September DUI conviction and officers impounded his Toyota for 30 days.
Officers also impounded the Nissan Xterra of Jessica Salmon, 36, of Alameda after she failed a field sobriety test early Saturday, Sloat said. Salmon, who was on probation and had a suspended license, was stopped at about 4:40 a.m. Saturday on the Cotati Grade of Highway 101, Sloat said.
Kenneth Cartee, 46, of Healdsburg also was stopped after allegedly speeding past an officer on the highway. Cartee, who had two prior convictions for drunken driving, was stopped at 10:10 p.m. Friday on southbound Highway 101 near Old Redwood Highway in Healdsburg, Sloat said.