A repeat DUI offender with a blood-alcohol level of about .29 percent — well over three times the legal limit — was arrested after an injury collision in Petaluma on Monday night, according to police. Shortly after 8 p.m., Petaluma police received multiple reports of an injury crash at the intersection of East Washington Street and Maria Drive.
Investigators believe Sean Boles, a 46-year-old Petaluma resident, was driving east on East Washington Street just before the crash, police said. As Boles entered the intersection on a green light, he attempted to turn left onto Maria Drive but failed to yield to westbound traffic and collided with an oncoming vehicle, according to police. The driver and passenger in the other car suffered minor injuries.
When police and firefighters arrived at the scene, they found that Boles appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs, police said. Police arrested Boles for felony driving under the influence. The California Highway Patrol had previously arrested Boles for DUI in May 2006, according to police. Boles was booked into Sonoma County Jail and was being held on $100,000 bail because of his prior DUI arrest, police said.
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