Police: Suspected DUI driver traveling 100 mph crashes on Santa Rosa Avenue
A suspected drunken driver traveling an estimated 100 mph crashed into cars and a fence on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.
Ignacio Floriano-Munguia, 30, of Santa Rosa, had a preliminary blood-alcohol level of 0.20, more than twice the 0.08 legal limit, police said. The man also was on probation and had a suspended license for an earlier DUI conviction, Santa Rosa Police Sgt. Rob Reynolds said in a news release.
Witnesses called 911 about 2:50 p.m. Sunday to report a speeding, reckless driver in a bright orange Chevrolet Camaro who had crashed into another car before plowing through a fence near Bennett Valley Road. Callers estimated the driver’s speed at about 100 mph, Reynolds said.
In the other car were a man and his two children, a 6-year-old boy and 3-year-old girl.
Reynolds said the collision could have been deadly had the Camaro slammed right into the family’s car. Floriano-Munguia hit his brakes and swerved to try to avoid the car, he said. The Camaro hit the left side of the car, lost control and drove through a chain-link fence before hitting a parked car, Reynolds said.
The family wasn’t injured, Reynolds said. The children were belted in proper car seats.
Police arrested Floriano-?Munguia on suspicion of DUI, DUI with a high blood-alcohol limit, probation violation and driving with a suspended license. He was booked into Sonoma County Jail.