A 23-year old Santa Rosa driver was arrested Friday after a CHP officer who saw him allegedly speeding in a school zone determined he was under the influence and in possession of a pipe used for smoking methamphetamine, authorities said.
About 11 a.m., a CHP officer saw a Ford Focus allegedly driving 40 miles per hour in a 25 mph school zone and tried to stop the car, which turned into the parking lot of Elsie Allen High School.
The driver, Daniel Vasquez, of Santa Rosa said he had no form of identification, and the officer observed signs he might be impaired, CHP Officer Jon Sloat said.
The officer found a glass methamphetamine pipe in Vasquez’s pocket and some marijuana in the car, Sloat said. He also found Vasquez was unlicensed and under the influence of stimulants, marijuana and prescription medication, according to the CHP. He was arrested and booked into Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without a license. His car was impounded for 30 days.