Patrols arrest two habitual drunken drivers

August 20, 2010 2:41:50 PM PDT
Police in Petaluma this week arrested two habitual drunken drivers, who were both caught allegedly driving under the influence while on probation for prior DUI offenses.

Officers responded to a 911 call at 2:34 a.m. this morning reporting a driver heading north on Petaluma Boulevard South who was allegedly speeding at 50 mph through a 25 mph downtown commercial zone, according to Petaluma police.

Officers pulled over the driver, Kennedy Musasizi, 34 of Santa Rosa, near Corona Road, where he reportedly stopped his vehicle and forgot to put it in park, causing it to roll forward. Responding officers conducted a field sobriety test and found Musasizi's blood alcohol level to be nearly three times the legal limit at 23 percent.

Officers also learned Musasizi had been arrested two other times for drunken driving since 2008, and he was driving on a suspended license.

Musasizi was arrested for DUI with prior convictions, driving on a suspended license, and driving while on active DUI probation.

His bail was set at $35,000.

On Tuesday at 7:45 p.m., Julie Millan, 43, of Petaluma, was allegedly stopped for speeding on Payran Street, according to police.

Officers reportedly smelled alcohol and conducted a field sobriety test. Millan's blood alcohol level was registered at 12 percent.

Police discovered Millan had two prior drunken driving offenses since 2004 and had been driving on a suspended license while on DUI probation. She was subsequently arrested for DUI with two prior convictions of drunken driving while on DUI probation, and driving on a suspended license.

Her bail was set at $45,000.

The two drivers have been added to the Petaluma Police Department's list of habitual DUI offenders.


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