PETALUMA (BCN) — Petaluma police on Wednesday arrested a man with four prior DUI arrests on suspicion of driving under the influence with his 12-year-old daughter in the car, a police sergeant said Thursday.
An officer spotted a red Ford van belonging to habitual DUI offender William Brewster parked in the Lucky grocery store parking lot on Lakeville Street at about 3:30 p.m., Sgt. Ken Savano said.
The officer knew Brewster’s license was suspended and he was on active DUI probation, Savano said.
He watched the van and saw Brewster, 51, drive onto Payran Street and Caulfield Lane, Savano said.
The officer stopped the van and found Brewster was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol with his 12-year-daughter in the vehicle, Savano said.
Brewster’s blood-alcohol level was allegedly more than twice the legal limit, and he was arrested for his fifth DUI, Savano said.
Police drove his daughter home and released her to her mother, Savano said.
Brewster was booked under no bail into the Sonoma County jail for DUI, child endangerment, driving on a suspended license, and violating his probation. His van was impounded for 30 days, Savano said.
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