Suspected DUI driver crashes near Rohnert Park apartment

A 22-year-old driver speeding on East Cotati Avenue early Wednesday lost control of his truck and crashed just feet from an apartment bedroom and sleeping residents, according to Rohnert Park police.

Officers responding to several calls at 1:10 a.m. about a crash at an apartment complex found a smashed red Toyota Tacoma stopped 3 feet from two occupied apartment bedrooms at Vintage Pointe Apartments.

Officers arrested driver Roland Pussich on suspicion of drunken driving, according to a police news release.

Pussich had been headed east on the major thoroughfare at a high rate of speed, according to police. Near Camino Collegio he apparently lost control, hit the center divider and slid into a tree near the apartments.

Pussich, a Nevada City resident, is a student at Sonoma State University. A preliminary blood-alcohol test showed he was almost three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent, according to police.

He was booked into the Sonoma County Jail. Bail was set at $10,000.

You can reach Staff Writer Randi Rossmann at 707-521-5412 or On Twitter@rossmannreport.

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