CHP officer nabs two suspected DUI drivers on Highway 101

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CHP Officer Mike Phennecie had a busy day Monday getting suspected DUI drivers off Sonoma County streets.

At 5:50 a.m., Phennecie was patrolling southbound Highway 101 near Citrus Fair Boulevard in Cloverdale when he clocked a Honda Civic traveling northbound at 92 mph.

Phennecie turned around, overtook the Civic and made a traffic stop. The driver of the car, William Payne, 49, of Petaluma showed signs of intoxication, according to a CHP press release.

Payne was arrested on suspicion of DUI after being given an evaluation.

Phennecie went back to the Rohnert Park CHP office to write up his arrest report. When he finished, shortly after 1 p.m., he got back out on the streets to resume his patrol.

As he approached Highway 101 at Rohnert Park Expressway, Phennecie heard a CHP dispatch report of a possible DUI driver; another driver had called 911 at about 1:17 p.m. to report a Dodge Sprinter swerving on the highway.

Phennecie pulled over to the shoulder of Highway 101 and waited for the Dodge. When the Dodge zipped past him, Phennecie got behind the car and observed it swerving left and right, causing other drivers to avoid it.

Phennecie turned on his emergency lights and pulled the Dodge over. The driver, David Stanley, 44, of Cotati showed signs of drug intoxication, the CHP said.

Stanley was arrested on suspicion of driving while being under the influence of drugs.

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