No front license plate on a Ford F-150 gave a CHP officer the opportunity to pull over the driver, who turned out to be intoxicated, with a history of drunken driving convictions and wanted by the law, the CHP said Wednesday.
An officer stopped the driver at 8:25 p.m. Tuesday in Petaluma on Old Redwood Highway at North McDowell Boulevard.
Driver Charles Perkins, 42, of Novato had a suspended license for two prior DUI convictions and a prior instance of driving with a suspended license.
He also was wanted on a no-bail warrant involving disobeying court orders for his prior cases, said CHP Officer Jon Sloat in a release issued Wednesday.
The truck’s registration was expired as of 2012 but was showing false 2014 tags, Sloat said.
Perkins failed sobriety tests and was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, driving with a suspended license and violating his probation, Sloat said.
Perkins remained in the Sonoma County Jail Wednesday morning, being held without bail.