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Petaluma mother suspected of DUI after hitting two cyclists

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A Petaluma woman was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after running a red light and colliding with two cyclists riding through the intersection.

Sophia Alicia Beetham, 22, who had her 4-month-old child with her in the minivan, had a blood-alcohol content level more than twice the legal limit when she drove a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica through the intersection of East D and First streets in Petaluma Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Beetham admitted drinking alcohol before driving, police said.

One of the bicyclists was taken to a hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries and released. Beetham and her infant were unharmed in the crash, which left the minivan with moderate damage to the windshield and passenger side rear-view mirror. She was booked into Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of child endangerment and driving while under the influence of alcohol resulting in a collision and injury, and released Thursday on $100,000 bail.

You can reach Staff Writer Kevin Fixler at 707-521-5336 or kevin.fixler@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @kfixler.

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