CHP officers in Sonoma, Napa counties arrest 27 suspected DUI drivers

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A driver in a BMW hit a pickup on Highway 12, didn’t stop, then hit another vehicle before crashing and getting arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a variety of drugs, according to the CHP.

BMW driver Lucas Juergens, 28, of Daly City was one of 30 people arrested last weekend in Sonoma and Napa counties by CHP officers — 27 of those suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

Juergens’ arrest followed a report of a reckless driver in a BMW on Occidental Road at Stony Point Road Saturday afternoon. His car struck the two vehicles before crashing at Bennett Valley Road and Brookwood Avenue near the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, CHP Officer Jon Sloat said in a news release. Juergens was arrested at 3:40 p.m. Saturday after officers determined he was under the influence marijuana, depressants and a hallucinogen. He also was wanted on an arrest warrant for a grand theft case and suspected of trying to pass himself off as his brother and suspected of hit and run.

Juergens remained in custody Monday in the Sonoma County Jail with bail set at $25,000 for the new charges and $25,000 for the warrant.

About 10:40 a.m. Saturday the driver of a speeding Toyota Corolla was stopped by CHP Officer Brian Wood. The officer suspected the driver was drunk and as he drove a 17‑year‑old Santa Rosa teen with an open container of alcohol in the car, Sloat said.

Driver Anthony Greene, 27, of Santa Rosa has a history of multiple drunken driving convictions and Saturday morning he failed sobriety tests. Wood arrested Greene on suspicion of DUI, violating his release from custody on another case, driving with a suspended license and felony child endangerment.

Greene remained in custody Monday with bail set at $50,000.

Another driver was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of being under the influence of marijuana after he was stopped for weaving and braking without reason on Highway 101 in Santa Rosa, Sloat said. The driver had a partially smoked joint on the passenger seat.

Sloat said Wood was responsible for three DUI arrests on Saturday.

You can reach Staff Writer Randi Rossmann at 707‑521-5412 or randi.rossmann@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter@rossmannreport.

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