Suspected Santa Rosa DUI driver crashes with children in car

Santa Rosa police Monday arrested a driver after he crashed on West Third Street, saying the man was intoxicated and had children in his car.|

A driver who crashed Monday night on West Third Street was arrested by Santa Rosa police, who said he was intoxicated and had children in his car.

Officers booked Jonathan Fletcher, 31, into the Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of three felony crimes involving drunken driving and child endangerment, according to police Sgt. Chad Heiser.

Fletcher’s two passengers, ages 10, and 11, were taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for medical care. The driver of another vehicle involved in the crash also was hospitalized. The three reportedly had minor injuries.

The crash happened about 8:30 p.m. near Surrey Drive. Details on how the crash occurred weren’t available Tuesday, although police said Fletcher’s vehicle ended up on a residential lawn.

He remained in jail Tuesday with bail set at $100,000.

Randi Rossmann

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