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Santa Rosa Police Department
Saturday January 14th, 2017 :: 11:20 a.m. PST


DUI Collision and arrest

For Immediate Release
DATE: January 14th, 2017

FROM: Sergeant Summer Black

SUBJECT: DUI Vehicle Traffic Collision

On Saturday, January 14th, 2017, at approximately 8:50 am officers were dispatched to the area of Sonoma Avenue and Hahman Drive regarding a solo vehicle traffic collision. Officers arrived on scene and located a 2001 brown Honda Civic on the southwest corner of the intersection. The vehicle had jumped the curb and crashed into an electrical box and bushes on the corner of Montgomery Village.

SRPD Officers and Fire Personnel responded to the scene. PG&E had been notified as well because electrical power had been knocked out due to the collision. As officers arrived on scene, the solo driver was being placed on a gurney and she was transported immediately to a local hospital.

The driver of the Honda was identified as Santa Rosa resident, Darla Anderson (62yrs). Officers contacted Anderson at the hospital and developed information that she had possibly been driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. A DUI investigation was initiated by patrol officers and did reveal that Anderson had been driving under the influence of both alcohol and drugs. Anderson was subsequently arrested for the following charges:

23152(a) VC- Driving under the influence of alcohol
23152(f) VC- Driving under the influence of drugs

PG&E continued work on the intersection to restore power shortly after the collision.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact Officer Lane of the Santa Rosa Police Department at (707) 543-3600. Media inquiries should be directed to Sergeant Summer Black at (707) 543-4108.

Santa Rosa Police Department
965 Sonoma Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-543-3600

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