A Rohnert Park woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after a collision on northbound U.S. Highway 101 near Santa Rosa on Tuesday afternoon, a California Highway Patrol officer said. Katelyn Jane Leon, 24, was driving a Honda Accord at about 80 mph as it approached a Jeep Cherokee traveling at 65 mph in the fast lane north of Todd Road around 5:30 p.m., CHP Officer Jon Sloat said.
The Honda rear-ended the Jeep, and after the collision the cars came to rest about 200 feet apart, both blocking the fast lane, Sloat said. When a witness tried to contact Leon, she drove forward and struck the Jeep again, Sloat said. The driver of the Jeep, Sergio Munoz, 49, of Santa Rosa, and his passenger Meseal Valderon, 25, of Windsor, suffered moderate injuries and were taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Sloat said.
Leon was not injured. She appeared to be extremely intoxicated, failed sobriety tests and was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI, Sloat said. The crash backed up northbound traffic for about half an hour, Sloat said.
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