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.

Bill Swindell

Business, Beer and Wine, The Press Democrat  

In the North Coast, we are surrounded by hundreds of wineries along with some of the best breweries, cidermakers and distillers. These industries produce an abundance of drinks as well as good stories – and those are what I’m interested in writing. I also keep my eye on our growing cannabis industry and other agricultural crops, which have provided the backbone for our food-and-wine culture for generations.

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