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Santa Rosa Police Department
Saturday September 16th, 2017 :: 10:47 a.m. PDT


Multiple Arrests made at DUI Checkpoint

For Immediate Release: Contact:
September 16th , 2017 Sgt. Summer Black

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 September 15th 2017, in Santa Rosa between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. The checkpoint was located on Guerneville Rd between Lance Drive and Ridley 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.

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:

956 Vehicles Screened
4 DUI-Alcohol/Drugs suspect arrested
25 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
2 Arrested on outstanding warrants/Other Penal Code violations
2 Citations issued for miscellaneous Vehicle Code violations

The suspects arrested for DUI-Alcohol and other violations were identified as:

Michele Souza, a 58-year-old resident of Penngrove Ca. (DUI)

Russel Childress, a 52-year-old resident of Santa Rosa Ca. (DUI)

Colby Master-Bauman, a 19-year-old resident of Santa Rosa Ca. (DUI) **Second DUI Arrest in less than one month**

Arcadia Pena, a 56-year-old resident of Winsor Ca. (DUI)

Juan Rodriguez- Gonzalez, a 27-year-old resident of Santa Rosa Ca. (Arrested for Felony violation of Probation for driving while unlicensed.)

Yoana Gutierrez-Lopez (Arrested for a DUI warrant, driving without an interlock device, suspended license, and possession of a controlled substance)

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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