A man suspected of slamming his truck into a parked car, injuring its occupant, and then crashing into a motorcycle shop and a crosswalk sign was arrested early Saturday in Petaluma.
Jeremiah Kitavi, 22, of Rohnert Park was being held in lieu of $100,000 bond in the 12:30 a.m. incident.
Sgt. Rick Cox said it began when Kitavi drove his Nissan pickup into a parked vehicle on Mary Street near Petaluma Boulevard North. At the time, a woman was loading items into the car and was thrown to the ground, Cox said. She suffered minor injuries.
Kitavi drove off, stopping in the parking lot of K&B Motorsports, where he got out to check for damage, Cox said.
As he was leaving, his truck appeared to have a mechanical problem before it accelerated in reverse and struck the business’s large window and door, causing extensive damage, the sergeant said.
The man then drove his truck into a crosswalk sign as he exited the parking lot onto Petaluma Boulevard North, Cox said.
Police detained him without further incident.
Kitavi submitted to breath testing and was found to have a blood-alcohol level of 0.13 percent, well above the legal limit of 0.08 percent, according to police.
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