Police arrested a Santa Rosa man with 19 DUI convictions over 30 years for driving on a suspended license this afternoon. Petaluma police, who were conducting a special Habitual DUI Driver Stakeout Program that targets repeat DUI offenders in Sonoma County, received a tip recently that 68-year-old William Beall was driving his Mercedes on a suspended license, Sgt. Jim Stephenson said.
Police staked out Beall’s Oak Lane home in Santa Rosa and saw him drive away around 2 p.m. He was not intoxicated when he was pulled over, Stephenson said. Beall is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday morning in Sonoma County Superior Court. Beall was sentenced in December 2011 to three years in prison for violating his five years’ probation for his 19th DUI by having alcohol in his house the previous month.
The judge suspended the prison sentence and imposed five years’ probation and ordered him to serve six months in the Sonoma County jail.
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