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Santa Rosa Police Department
Saturday June 17th, 2017 :: 02:59 a.m. PDT


DUI Checkpoint Results for 6/16/17

For Immediate Release:
June 17th, 2017

Results of Santa Rosa DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint

Santa Rosa, CA – The Santa Rosa Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, June 16th 2017, in Santa Rosa between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. The checkpoint was located on Farmers Lane, southbound from Sonoma Avenue. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public. In addition to Santa Rosa Officers, Officers from CHP, Rohnert Park, Cotati, and Sebastopol also participated.

DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries. A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Ninety Percent of California drivers approve of checkpoints.

Listed below is the statistical information for this checkpoint:

1074 Vehicles Screened
3 DUI-Alcohol/Drugs suspect arrested
2 DUI-Drug impaired suspects arrested
1 Suspect arrested for illegal drugs (possession/transportation/sales)
18 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
1 Arrested on outstanding warrants
3 Citations issued for miscellaneous Vehicle Code violations
2 Felony Arrests

The suspects arrested for DUI-Alcohol were identified as:

Clayton Dehart, a 42-year-old resident of Santa Rosa Ca.

Andres Arteaga-Ramos, a 35-year-old resident of Clear Lake Ca.

Mark Cooley, a 58-year-old resident of Santa Rosa Ca.

The suspects arrested for DUI-Drugs were identified as:

Constance Browne, a 54-year-old resident of Petaluma Ca.

Andrew Wright, a 26-year-old resident of Santa Rosa Ca.

Three more noteworthy arrests:

In addition to suspect Andres Arteaga-Ramos’ arrest for DUI, he and his passenger, identified as Jeronimo Flores-Gonzalez, a 38-year-old resident of Clearlake Ca, were also both arrested for illegal possession of a concealed firearm in a vehicle. The firearm was discovered during a search of the vehicle that Ramos had been driving. Gonzalez was the registered owner of that vehicle. Ramos was charged with misdemeanor possession of the firearm and Gonzalez was charged with felony possession, due to a previous felony conviction. Ramos was also charged with felony possession of narcotics when illegal drugs were discovered hidden on his person while being booked into the Sonoma County Jail.

Constance Browne was not only arrested for DUI/Drugs, she was also arrested for violation of her probation. Brown was also arrested for felony child endangerment; due to the fact, her grandchild was a passenger in the vehicle when she was stopped and subsequently arrested at tonight’s DUI checkpoint.

The Santa Rosa Police Department will be conducting DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols regularly in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.

The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!

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

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