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Petaluma Police Department
Sunday January 15th, 2023 :: 11:25 p.m. PST


DUI Driver Arrested after Collision

On Sunday, January 15, 2023, at approximately 7:34 pm, personnel from the Petaluma Police Department were dispatched to the parking lot of 365 East Washington Street for a reported traffic collision. Officers arrived on scene and were informed a vehicle had collided into a business, CVS Pharmacy. The collision caused minor damage to the business. Officers contacted the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, later identified as Cesar Alamila-Alvarez. Alvarez displayed objective signs of alcohol impairment and was placed under arrest for DUI. Additionally, Alvarez was found to have a warrant for DUI and be on probation for DUI. Alvarez was transported to the Sonoma County Jail.
The Petaluma Police Department has been committed to increasing traffic safety and especially reducing the number of alcohol-related collisions. Petaluma Police advise motorist to plan ahead if you’re going to go out and drink alcohol, designate a sober driver or share a ride.  Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.
Media inquiries maybe directed to Lieutenant Garrett Glaviano at [email protected] or phone 707-778-4372. PPD Case 23-0180. 

Petaluma Police Department
969 Petaluma Blvd N
Petaluma, CA 94952

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Non-emergencies: 707-778-4372

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