Rohnert Park man arrested on suspicion of felony DUI

PETALUMA, Calif. -- A 22-year-old Rohnert Park man was arrested on suspicion of felony drunken driving after allegedly injuring a person during a series of hit-and-run crashes early Saturday morning in Petaluma, according to police.

Jeremiah Kitavi allegedly struck a parked vehicle wit his 1995 Nissan pickup truck while headed east on Mary Street near Petaluma Boulevard North around 12:30 a.m.

A woman had been loading items into the back seat of the parked vehicle, according to police, and the collision knocked her down resulting in minor injuries.

Kitavi allegedly fled the scene and stopped nearby in the K & B Motorsports parking lot to inspect the damage to his truck. When he attempted to leave he backed into the shop, causing extensive damage to a door and a large window, police said.

He also hit a crosswalk sign while exiting the parking lot, according to police.

Nearby officers detained Kitavi, who was allegedly found to have a blood-alcohol content of 0.13 percent. He was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and a hit-and-run collision causing injury.
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