General Crime

* Keith Obryan Johnson Arrested for Suspicion of Driving Under the Influence After Collision with Petaluma Police Officer Jordan McCarthy

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Petaluma police arrested a motorist on suspicion of driving under the influence after he struck a patrol car on East Washington Street early Monday morning. Officer Jordan McCarthy was driving west on East Washington Street at about 1:50 a.m., responding to a report of an injury rollover crash, when he came upon a car driven by 26-year-old Keith Obryan Johnson, of Petaluma, Sgt. Andrew Urton said. Johnson failed to pull over to let McCarthy’s patrol car pass, despite its flashing lights and siren, Urton said. McCarthy was stuck behind Johnson’s car for almost two blocks before he entered the eastbound lane to pass Johnson at Wilson Street, Urton said. However, at the same time the officer was passing him, Johnson attempted to turned left onto Wilson Street. He struck the rear quarter panel of McCarthy’s patrol car, causing it to skid sideways until it stopped facing
east in the westbound lanes of East Washington Street, Urton said. Neither Johnson nor McCarthy was injured.  A breath test showed Johnson had a blood-alcohol level of .12 percent, and he was arrested on suspicion of DUI, driving on a suspended
license, and probation violation, Urton said. Johnson had been convicted earlier this month of driving under the influence in Rohnert Park, Urton said.

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