General Crime

* Santa Rosa, 46-year-old Mark John Furia Is Suspected Of Intentionally Striking Victoria Wade, 36, With A Vehicle

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A Santa Rosa man was arrested for attempted murder after the California Highway Patrol found an injured woman in his vehicle that crashed on a highway off-ramp Tuesday night.CHP Officer Jonathan Sloat said 46-year-old Mark John Furia is suspected of intentionally striking Victoria Wade, 36, of Santa Rosa, with his vehicle in the River and Woolsey roads area near Fulton in unincorporated Sonoma County before the accident.Sloat said witnesses at the Fulton-area location were less than cooperative with the investigation.Furia crashed his vehicle around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday on the College Avenue off-ramp from southbound U.S. Highway 101, Sloat said. CHP officers determined the crash was DUI related, Sloat said.Furia told officers he was taking his fiancee to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital because she had just been involved in a traffic collision.After questioning Furia further, officers determined the “accident” Furia referred to happened when he struck Wade with the vehicle and that Wade was in critical condition, Sloat said. She was taken to Memorial Hospital to be treated for a broken pelvis and severe internal injuries. Sloat said this evening she is expected to survive her injuries.Furia was booked into the Sonoma County jail under no bail for attempted murder and misdemeanor DUI. He is scheduled to appear in Sonoma County Superior Court Thursday afternoon.

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