The Sonoma man, with three prior DUI convictions in four years, drove the back roads to Sonoma Sunday morning, hoping to avoid police, said the CHP.
It didn't work.
A CHP officer found driver Aisea Ratokalau, 58, on rural Porter Creek Road at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday.
The man was asleep behind the wheel with the car's engine running, said CHP Officer Jon Sloat.
Ratokalau told the officer he'd purposefully taken the rural route to reduce the chance of being stopped, said Sloat.
The Sonoma resident failed sobriety tests and he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, driving with a suspended license, violating his probation and having a fourth arrest within 10 years.
Ratokalau was one of 13 people suspected of driving drunk during the weekend by CHP officers and arrested.
About 45 minutes after Ratokalau's arrest a Santa Rosa man was stopped and arrested after he was seen speeding and weaving on Highway 116 at Old Redwood Highway in Cotati.
Driver Daniel Kimpton, 28, was on probation for a prior drunken driving conviction and had gotten his license back in August, said Sloat.
He was found to be intoxicated and arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and violating his probation.