A Rohnert Park man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Thursday after he drove off Highway 101 and crashed through a fence onto Redwood Drive, narrowly missing another motorist, the CHP said.
CHP Officer Jon Sloat said Adam Kennedy, 35, was driving southbound on the highway in a 2007 Honda Pilot about 1 p.m. when the SUV careened off the road and through the fence.
Kennedy managed to get out of the SUV, which ended up on its side, Sloat said.
The crash occurred near the building where The Press Democrat prints the newspaper.
Sloat said Kennedy removed several items from the rear cargo area of the SUV before trying to flag down a passing vehicle for a ride.
He was apprehended a short distance away.
Sloat said Kennedy displayed signs of drug impairment. In addition to the DUI charge, he was booked at Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of hit-and-run.
One northbound lane of Redwood Drive was blocked for approximately one hour.
You can reach Staff Writer Derek Moore at 707-521-5336 or email@example.com. On Twitter @deadlinederek.