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Clearlake man facing possible fourth DUI charge

A Clearlake man with three DUI convictions in the past 18 months has been arrested again on suspicion of drunken driving following a crash in Santa Rosa.

Craig Belshaw, 39, was arrested Tuesday evening after he crashed into the back of another car while traveling on Highway 101 in Santa Rosa, CHP Officer Jon Sloat said.

The crash occurred at about 6:20 p.m. in southbound lanes, north of Steele Lane, when Belshaw’s Lincoln Navigator rear-ended a BMW sedan. No one was injured, but CHP officers noted that Belshaw appeared to be intoxicated, Sloat said.

Officers discovered the man had the three recent DUI convictions, as well as three convictions for driving without a license, and that he was wanted in three other counties for various traffic violations.

Belshaw was arrested on suspicion of having a fourth DUI case in 10 years, a felony, and suspected misdemeanor drunken driving, driving with a suspended license and violating his probation. The arrest warrants were issued in Lake, Napa and San Diego counties, according to Sonoma County Jail records.

He was held without bail due to a no-bail warrant out of San Diego involving reckless driving.


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