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A Santa Rosa man was arrested for child endangerment Wednesday after the California Highway Patrol stopped his car because a passenger was not wearing a seatbelt. CHP Officer Shawn Harvey stopped a Plymouth van driving in front of him on East Robles Avenue near Santa Rosa Avenue south of Santa Rosa around 3:20 p.m. when he noticed a passenger was not wearing a seatbelt, CHP Officer Jon Sloat said.
The driver, Jon Clarence Thomson, 36, of Santa Rosa, was on probation and was prohibited from using alcohol and possessing weapons, Sloat said. Harvey smelled alcohol on Thomson’s breath and noticed Thomson was carrying a knife, Sloat said. He arrested Thomson after he failed field sobriety tests, Sloat said.
A 12-year old boy, the boy’s mother and another passenger who was sober were in the van, Sloat said. Thomson was booked into Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of DUI,violation of probation and child endangerment, Sloat said.
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