Drunk Driver Arrested After Driving to Police Station


It never ceases to amaze me some of the things that drunk drivers do.

Richard Elwood, 68, of Petaluma drove to a police station drunk where he was then arrested on suspicion of DUI.

On July 25th, a driver hit a vehicle at the River Plaza Shopping Center in Petaluma and left the scene. Witnesses of the collision were able to take down a license plate number of the vehicle involved which led to law enforcement contacting Elwood and scheduling an interview with him the following morning on Wednesday, July 26th.

While waiting for his interview with police in the lobby of the station, a front desk clerk noticed the smell of alcohol and notified officers. Elwood was subsequently arrested and booked into the Sonoma County Jail, said Petaluma police Lt. Tim Lyons.

He had allegedly driven to the police station while under the influence of alcohol.

In addition to facing the California DUI charges, Elwood is also the suspect in the hit-and-run incident for which he drove to the police station to be interviewed for.

If convicted of the DUI, Elwood faces fines and fees, a DUI program, probation, and possibly even jail.

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