Jeffrey Dallas Pearson boasted recently on his Facebook page that he had just received his 50th 5-star rating as an Uber driver.
But with a DUI charge on the books after crashing through a pet store window Monday night, and a second accident Wednesday after he slammed into several parked vehicles, the 26-year-old Santa Rosa man may be looking for another gig.
The latest incident occurred about 4:50 p.m. on the 500 block of Montecito Boulevard. Witnesses said Pearson’s westbound 2000 GMC Yukon was traveling at a “high rate of speed” before hitting several vehicles and damaging trees. The road was closed for several hours.
On Monday night, investigators found drugs and signs of alcohol consumption in Pearson’s 2014 Ford Focus that took out the front wall of Village Pets on Montgomery Drive. However, police found no signs of that on Wednesday.
But unlike Monday, when Pearson walked away from the crash, on Wednesday he was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, according to a Santa Rosa police news release.
Pearson did not have passengers in either crash.
Wednesday’s incident marked a destructive three-day period for the bearded redhead with a friendly smile and a Facebook Timeline full of inspirational quotes.
Pearson told police that Monday’s 9:15 p.m. crash occurred when he lost control of his car while driving 60 mph north on Summerfield Road and failed to navigate the “T” intersection at Montgomery Drive.
Instead, at the end of 100 feet of skid marks, he barreled into the front wall of Village Pets, narrowly missing rats, mice and insects.
He told police later he had smoked marijuana before the crash.
He was booked into the Sonoma County Jail overnight and released Tuesday after posting $10,000 bail.
Police did not know how fast Pearson was driving Wednesday.
The damage caused, however, was significant, with car parts scattered along the road as well as downed tree branches.
Pearson and Uber did not respond Wednesday to emails seeking comment.
The investigation of Wednesday’s crash is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call Officer Mike Mieger at 707-543-3600.
Anyone who saw Monday’s crash is asked to call Officer Nick Vlahandreas at the same number.
You can reach Staff Writer Nick Rahaim at 707-521-5203 or email@example.com. On Twitter @nrahaim.
Read ICE's statement on the arrest here