5 DUI arrests in Sonoma County on Super Bowl Sunday

Sonoma County residents appeared to mostly avoid driving drunk after the Super Bowl, as Santa Rosa CHP reported just five DUI arrests from Sunday afternoon through the end of the night.

Santa Rosa CHP spokesman David deRutte said the number of DUI bookings was in line with what could be expected on a typical Sunday. The agency did not set up drunk driving checkpoints to coincide with the big game, deRutte said.

DeRutte said two of the five DUI arrests were the result of car accidents, but there were no serious injuries.

You can reach Staff Writer Ethan Varian at or 707-521-5412. On Twitter @ethanvarian

Ethan Varian

Housing and homelessness, The Press Democrat 

I've lived in California for most of my life, and it's hard for me to remember when the state hasn't been in a housing crisis. Here in Sonoma County, sharply rising housing costs and increasing homelessness are reshaping what was long considered the Bay Area’s “affordable” region. As The Press Democrat’s housing and homelessness reporter, I aim to cover how officials, advocates, developers and residents are reacting to and experiencing the ongoing crisis.

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