6 drivers arrested on DUI complaints at Santa Rosa checkpoint

Six people were arrested Friday night on complaints of driving under the influence of alcohol as a result of a Santa Rose Police Department checkpoint.

Officers conducted the checkpoint from 7:45 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. on Morgan Street between Third and Fifth streets, specifically looking for those driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs as well as those driving without a license.

The department contends that publicizing such checkpoints beforehand can have a deterrent effect, encouraging people to use sober drivers.

Police officers also cited or arrested 34 drivers for operating a vehicle without a license or while their license was suspended or revoked; arrested three people for outstanding warrants; and cited five drivers for car vehicle violations.

Those arrested for driving under the influence included Lyndsey Johnston, 54, of Santa Rosa; Victor Garcia, 33, of Santa Rosa; Roy Perez, 46, of Fresno; Jay Reiley, 70, of Santa Rosa; George Metge, 64, of Florida; and Daniel Tilado, 27, of Santa Rosa.

UPDATED: Please read and follow our commenting policy:

  • This is a family newspaper, please use a kind and respectful tone.
  • No profanity, hate speech or personal attacks. No off-topic remarks.
  • No disinformation about current events.
  • We will remove any comments — or commenters — that do not follow this commenting policy.
Send a letter to the editor

Our Network

The Press Democrat
Sonoma Index-Tribune
Petaluma Argus Courier
North Bay Business Journal
Sonoma Magazine
Bite Club Eats
La Prensa Sonoma
Sonoma County Gazette