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Petaluma Police Department
Monday February 18th, 2019 :: 07:40 p.m. PST


Driver Passed Out Behind the Wheel Arrested for DUI


Petaluma Police Department
For Immediate Release                                                             Monday February 18, 2019
Issued By:
Sergeant Lance Novello, Petaluma PD, (707) 778-4372, [email protected]  
Incident:              Driver Passed Out Behind Wheel Arrested for DUI
Additional:           23152(a) VC
Report Number:  19-0644
Occurred Date:    February 18, 2019
Occurred Time:   10:25 AM
Location:              Lakeville Highway at Highway 101
Suspect(s):          Ruben Angel-Sepulveda, a 32-year-old Santa Rosa resident
Incident Summary
Petaluma Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to a bystander report of a driver passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle, which was blocking the northbound on-ramp to Highway 101 from Lakeville Highway.  Petaluma Fire arrived first and transported the driver, Ruben Angel-Sepulveda, to Petaluma Valley Hospital for evaluation.  Officers contacted him at the hospital.
Upon contacting Angel-Sepulveda, officers noticed he displayed signs of suspected alcohol impairment, and he admitted to drinking one beer.  A DUI investigation was initiated, and he was subsequently arrested for suspicion of DUI.  His blood alcohol concentration was found to be over twice the legal limit of .08%.
Petaluma Police remind people to drink responsibly and use alternative forms of transportation, such as public transportation or ride-sharing services, as the average DUI will cost over $10,000.00 and result in a suspended driving privilege and increased insurance premiums.

Petaluma Police Department
969 Petaluma Blvd N
Petaluma, CA 94952

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