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Petaluma Police Department
Friday July 27th, 2018 :: 08:00 a.m. PDT


Petaluma PD Arrests Suspect For DUI Collision with Injury


Petaluma Police Department
For Immediate Release                                                                      July 26th, 2018
Issued By: Corporal Chris Ricci, Petaluma PD, 707.778.4372
email: [email protected]
Incident:                 DUI Collision with Injury
Report Number:     18-3455
Occurred Date :     July 26, 2018
Occurred Time:      4:05 PM
Location:                Saint Francis Drive at San Juan Way
Suspect:                Matthew Phillips, 26, Rohnert Park resident
Incident Summary:
On Thursday, July 26th, 2018 at approximately 4:05 pm Petaluma Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Saint Francis Drive at San Juan Way for a hit and run collision.  Upon arrival, officers located two vehicles with moderate damage.  It was determined the driver of the suspect vehicle, Matthew Phillips, fled the area on foot.  The driver of the other involved vehicle had minor injuries.  The victim driver was treated on scene and released.
Multiple officers set a perimeter in the area and began searching for Phillips.  PPD Dispatch received several calls from residents in the area advising they observed Phillips jumping over fences.  Phillips was located a short distance from the collision scene.  Phillips admitted to being the driver of the vehicle.  Phillips also admitted to fleeing the scene of the collision because he was scared.  It was determined Phillips caused the collision for a right of way violation.
Phillips exhibited signs and symptoms of being under the influence of narcotics.  Phillips was arrested for 23153(f) VC; Felony Driving Under the Influence, and 20001(a) VC; Felony Hit and Run.  Phillips, who was uninjured in the collision, was transported and booked into the Sonoma County Main Adult Detention Facility.  His bail is set at $100,000.00.

Petaluma Police Department
969 Petaluma Blvd N
Petaluma, CA 94952

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