A 21-year-old woman was arrested near Petaluma on Monday night after a California Highway Patrol officer who pulled her over for speeding determined that she was driving under the influence and found a concealed gun in her car, CHP officials said. At about 9 p.m., a CHP officer patrolling Lakeville Highway spotted a Cadillac sedan speeding east near Browns Lane. The officer clocked the sedan’s speed by radar, found that it was traveling at 69 mph in a 55 mph zone, and attempted to pull the driver over, according to the CHP. Despite the wailing of the patrol car’s siren and its flashing lights, the Cadillac’s driver continued down the road for almost a mile and a half before coming to a stop near Stage Gulch Road. As he approached the vehicle, the officer noticed the driver making furtive movements, according to the CHP. The driver then handed over a temporary paper identification that named her as 36-year-old Jessica Garcia, but when asked to confirm her date of birth, she provided inconsistent information, CHP officials said. The officer also smelled alcohol inside the vehicle and instructed the woman to step out of the car and leave her purse behind, according to the
CHP. The driver allegedly clutched at her purse and became uncooperative, then attempted to run when the officer placed her under arrest for driving under the influence, CHP investigators said. During a subsequent search, the officer found a Smith & Wesson
revolver and ammunition, along with a small amount of marijuana, in the driver’s purse. Items found in the car identified the woman as Angel Christina Ocampo, 21, of Point Arena, and the CHP said she was driving on a suspended license. Ocampo was booked into Sonoma County Jail for unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, impersonation to avoid prosecution, DUI, and possession of marijuana.
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