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* Randolph Pashilk Arrested In Petaluma Four-Time-DUI Offender

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A Petaluma man who was arrested by Petaluma police Wednesday for his fourth DUI offense was sentenced in Sonoma County Superior Court today to 60 days in the county jail and three years probation.Randolph John Pashilk, 63, was arrested after he left a bar on East Washington Street and drove home, Petaluma police Sgt. Ken Savano said.DUI Officer Walt Spiller recognized Pashilk’s 2000 Honda CRV in the parking lot of the First Edition bar around 7 p.m. Wednesday, Savano said.Pashilk was arrested in February for DUI and has two prior DUI convictions in October 1976 and December 1972, Savano said. He does not have a driver’s license and was on probation for DUI, Savano said.Spiller watched the parked vehicle for an hour until someone left the bar and drove away in the Honda, Savano said. Spiller followed the car to an apartment complex in the 300 block of North McDowell Boulevard where he contacted Pashilk as he walked away from the car, Savano said.
Spiller determined Pashilk had been drinking and determined he had a preliminary blood alcohol reading of 0.14 percent, Savano said. Pashilk was arrested for DUI, driving without a license and violating his probation. Pashilk pleaded no contest before Judge Knoel Owen this morning to one misdemeanor count of DUI with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or greater and admitted having a prior DUI. He has until Feb. 25 to report to the county jail but may apply for electronic home confinement. He also must wear a bracelet that alerts authorities if he drinks alcohol.The Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office dismissed one misdemeanor count of DUI as part of the plea agreement.Pashilk was released from the Sonoma County jail today, a jail spokeswoman said.

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