A Santa Rosa man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early this morning after a hit-and-run crash, a police sergeant said. A woman informed police around 12:50 a.m. that a black Chevrolet Impala that was driving through red lights struck her vehicle at the River and Fulton roads intersection in Fulton, Sgt. David Linscomb said.
The woman provided the Chevrolet’s license number and a police officer spotted the car at the state Highway 12 and Farmers Lane intersection in Santa Rosa, Linscomb said. The vehicle refused to stop and officers pursued it through residential Santa Rosa neighborhoods at about 30 mph, Linscomb said.
The driver of the Chevrolet narrowly missed hitting an oncoming vehicle on Hoen Avenue and a police car that was stopped at the Hoen and Franquette avenues intersection, Linscomb said. An officer used his patrol car to stop the Chevrolet by causing it to spin to a stop in the 1200 block of Martha Way.
Police arrested the driver, Raul Pablo, 28, for DUI, evading police, driving with a suspended license and a probation violation for a prior DUI, Linscomb said. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
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