A Cloverdale man was sentenced to four years in prison for drunken driving and child endangerment, the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday.
Martin Reyes Rosales, 32, pleaded no contest to three felony charges of child endangerment and a misdemeanor charge of drunken driving before being sentenced Tuesday to state prison by Judge Patrick Broderick, officials said. Rosales also admitted to having two prior DUI convictions within the past decade, both committed in Sonoma County, officials said.
The latest convictions stem from a 2014 arrest by a Healdsburg police officer who spotted Rosales speeding on Alexander Valley Road, officials said. When the officer pulled him over, he found Rosales’ three kids, ages 4 to 11, sitting in the front seat without seatbelts or child carseats, the District Attorney’s Office said.
Rosales showed signs of intoxication, officials said. They said a breath test revealed a 0.18 percent blood-alcohol level, more than double the legal limit.
Rosales was on probation at the time for a similar offense from a year earlier. In 2013, he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after he reportedly had a brief scuffle with CHP officers and was found with $1,000 in counterfeit money. His daughter, then 5, was sitting unrestrained in the front passenger seat of the car, CHP officials said.