Suspected DUI driver leads police chase from Santa Rosa to Petaluma

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A suspected drunken driver with an open bottle of bourbon in his car was arrested late Tuesday night after a police pursuit from Santa Rosa to Petaluma, according to Santa Rosa police.

Rohnert Park resident Raymond Castro, 46, initially was speeding on Sebastopol Road when an officer tried to stop him about 10:30 p.m., police said.

Castro instead headed for southbound Highway 101. With patrol cars behind him trying to get him to stop, he drove to Petaluma, where CHP officers set a spike strip near the East Washington Avenue exit that popped the tires of Castro’s silver Toyota Celica.

Officers determined Castro was intoxicated and found a bottle of Maker’s Mark in the sedan. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI, evading an officer, being on probation for a prior DUI conviction, and violating parole and probation, police said.

Castro was booked into the Sonoma County Jail.

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

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