Police: Santa Rosa vandal rammed vehicle into garage, parked car

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A Santa Rosa man suspected of drunken driving and ramming his vehicle into a garage door and parked car was arrested early Monday during a confrontation with police.

James Johnson, 53, told officers to shoot him during the confrontation in southeast Santa Rosa, according to Santa Rosa police. An officer hit him with a Taser barb, incapacitating Johnson with the electric shock.

Officers first were called to a Schlee Way home in Roseland about 9 p.m. Sunday, when a driver ran into a closed garage door and drove away. Three hours later police learned the suspect had returned to the home and rammed a car parked in the driveway, seriously denting the vehicle, before driving off.

As officers looked for the driver, they received a report of a road rage case involving the suspect nearby, officials said. Further details weren’t available about the road rage report or a possible motive for the vandalism.

Johnson was arrested on suspicion of two counts of felony vandalism, resisting arrest and two counts of misdemeanor DUI. He was booked into the Sonoma County Jail with bail set at $100,000.

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