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Petaluma Police Department
Tuesday January 19th, 2016 :: 11:31 p.m. PST


Petaluma Police Press Release: Traffic Collision Leads to DUI Arrest of Driver

Petaluma Police Department




For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                    January 19, 2016

Issued By:

Sergeant Rick Cox, Petaluma PD, 707.778.4372, email:


Incident:                 Vehicle Collision Results in DUI Arrest

Report Number:          16-000333

Occurred Date:           January 19, 2016

Occurred Time:           Approximately 7:43pm

Location:                     Baywood Drive@ South McDowell Boulevard

Crime:                         23152 CVC, Drunk Driving


Suspect was Involved in Traffic Collision that Resulted in His Arrest for Drunk Driving 



Ryan Wilbur, 31 years old, Petaluma Resident                             


Incident Summary:


On January 19, 2016, at approximately 7:43pm, Ryan Wilbur was driving his vehicle in a reckless manner in the area of Baywood Drive and South McDowell Boulevard.  Wilbur eventually collided with another vehicle head-on that was traveling on South McDowell Boulevard.  Wilbur’s vehicle then collided with two parked vehicles and came to rest in the front yard of a residence. There were no injuries.


An occupant of the residence exited his residence armed with a firearm.  The resident felt that Wilbur was attempting drive at him and he ordered him to stop, and exit the vehicle. The resident held Wilbur at gunpoint until police arrived. 


Wilbur displayed objective symptoms of intoxication and a drunk driving investigation was initiated.  Wilbur was found to be operating his vehicle while intoxicated.  He was arrested without incident.  Wilbur later submitted to a breath test, which revealed his blood alcohol level to be .40, five times the legal limit.


Wilbur was booked at the Sonoma County Jail and held on $10,000 bail.


Petaluma Police Department
969 Petaluma Blvd N
Petaluma, CA 94952

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-778-4372

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