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A report that a bicyclist was hit by a truck in Forestville led to the arrest of a Windsor man for driving under the influence on Sunday night, a California Highway Patrol officer said. CHP officers responded to a report of a truck hitting a cyclist on River Road around 7:30 p.m. A witness followed the GMC Sierra truck until CHP Officer Christopher Davidson arrived and tried to pull it over on Hembree Lane north of Shiloh Road in Windsor, CHP Officer Jon Sloat said.
When Davidson activated his patrol car’s siren, the driver jumped the curb and drove north on the sidewalk for about 60 feet before stopping in the middle of Northampton Drive, Sloat said. The driver, Benjamin Lee Arvig, 47, of Windsor, showed signs of intoxication and failed sobriety tests, according to Sloat. The CHP learned Arvig was on probation for a DUI conviction in 2010, Sloat said.He was booked into Sonoma County Jail for DUI and probation violation. CHP officers did not locate the bicyclist and are asking anyone with information to call (707) 588-1400.
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