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Petaluma Police Department
Friday August 10th, 2018 :: 08:00 a.m. PDT


Hit and Run Traffic Collision & DUI Arrest

For Immediate Release
August 10, 2018

Issued By:

Sergeant Nick McGowan, Petaluma PD, (707) 778-4372,  

Incident: Hit and Run Traffic Collision & DUI Arrests
Additional: 23153(a) VC & 20001 VC
Report Number: 18-3665
Occurred Date :  August 8, 2018
Occurred Time:   9:53 PM
Location: 6th Street at D Street, Petaluma
Suspect(s): Anessa Sablan, an 18 year old Petaluma resident
Incident Summary
Petaluma PD officers were dispatched to a report of a hit and run collision in the intersection of D Street at 6th Street.  Witnesses advised the victim’s vehicle was overturned in the roadway and provided a vehicle description of the suspect vehicle.  Responding officers searched the area for the suspect vehicle; however, the only evidence was the suspect vehicle license plate.    
During the course of the investigation, officers located the suspect vehicle and the driver Anessa Sablan near Grant Elementary School in Petaluma.   Officers determined Sablan was the driver during the original hit and run collision on D Street.  She drove to Grant Elementary School and parked after fleeing from the traffic collision.  Investigating officers determined Sablan was under the influence of alcohol and determined she was intoxicated at the time of the collision.  Sablan’s chemical tests revealed her blood alcohol contents were over the legal California limit and she was booked into the Sonoma County Jail.
DUI continues to plague California roadways and Petaluma PD strongly encourages the use of public transportation, taxis, friends, family, or ride sharing companies, such as Uber or Lyft, if drinking is in the plans.  DUI is very expensive and DMV will suspend driving privileges for up to one year.  Bottom line: do not drink and drive.

Petaluma Police Department
969 Petaluma Blvd N
Petaluma, CA 94952

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Non-emergencies: 707-778-4372

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