Petaluma Man Arrested After Fiery Crash on Lakeville Highway

Lakeville Crash 1-25-22 (Petaluma Police)

A Petaluma man is being charged with DUI after a massive crash that ripped his car apart. On Tuesday night just before 10 o’clock, a sedan crashed into two trees in the middle of Lakeville Highway near 101, coming to a rest in the middle of the road. When officers arrived, they found debris all over the roadway, including the engine block which had been ejected and caught fire. The driver, Juan Flores-Vasquez, and his passenger were taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital as a precaution. Cops conducted a sobriety test, and Flores-Vazquez was arrested for Driving Under the Influence after it was discovered his blood alcohol level was more than 1 and ½ times the legal limit. He was also charged with speeding and driving without a license.