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Santa Rosa Woman With Toddler, 21 Others Arrested For DUI

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SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — The California Highway Patrol arrested 21 people for alcohol violations over the weekend, including two drivers for DUI with children in their vehicles.

The CHP stopped Shawnee Swank, 35, of Santa Rosa, on state Highway 12 west of Fulton Road around 7:30 p.m. Saturday for driving a Honda Accord with an expired registration, CHP Officer Jon Sloat said.

Swank showed signs of intoxication and began to walk away and physically resisted arrest by CHP Officer Michael Ball, Sloat said.

Swank’s 14-month-old daughter was in the car when she was arrested and a family member went to the scene and took custody of the infant, Sloat said.

Swank was booked into the Sonoma County jail for DUI, resisting officers, and child endangerment, and she refused to take a chemical test for DUI, Sloat said.

CHP Officer Cyril Ruffin stopped a Nissan SUV that was weaving on U.S. Highway 101 near state Highway 12 around 4:15 a.m. Sunday, Sloat said.

Gary Sundara, 26, of Santa Rosa, was driving with his children ages 1, 4, and 7, Sloat said.

Sundara appeared intoxicated and failed a sobriety test, Sloat said. Three other adults in the Nissan also had been drinking, Sloat said.

A friend responded to the vehicle stop and drove the children home, Sloat said.

Sundara was arrested and booked into the Sonoma County jail for DUI and child endangerment.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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