Man arrested in suspected DUI crash in Rohnert Park

A Santa Rosa woman had to be extricated through her car’s front windshield after the crash, according to police.|

A suspected drunken driver was arrested after a crash that left another driver injured Tuesday night in Rohnert Park, authorities said.

About 8:35 p.m., the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety received a report of a rollover crash with a person trapped inside one of two vehicles on State Farm Drive, according to the department in a news release.

At the scene, police and fire units found a white Subaru sedan and a gray Subaru sedan on its side with a woman trapped inside, police said.

Crews extricated the woman, a 57-year-old Santa Rosa resident, through the car’s front windshield.

She was taken to a nearby hospital with moderate injuries that were not life threatening, according to the release.

The other driver, Matthew Lyons, 31, of Healdsburg was arrested on suspicion of two felony counts, DUI resulting in bodily injury and DUI resulting in bodily injury with a blood alcohol level over 0.08%, police said.

Investigators believe Lyons was behind the wheel of the white Subaru near 5625 State Farm Drive when he entered the southbound lane into the path of the gray Subaru, causing the crash.

Lyons was booked in the Sonoma County jail after medical clearance, authorities said.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Police urged anyone with information about the incident to contact their office at 707-584-2600.

You can reach Staff Writer Alana Minkler at 707-526-8511 or On Twitter @alana_minkler.

Alana Minkler

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