Man arrested on DUI suspicion, caused a 3-car crash

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A man was suspected to be driving under the influence after a three-vehicle crash Saturday. 

According to the Petaluma Police Department, the collision occurred around 11:23 p.m. near Lakeville Highway. 

Miguel Cruz Lopez, 28, is accused of DUI and rear-ending two cars. 

The first crash happened at the intersection of Marina Avenue and Lakeville Highway, and the second was at Lakeville Highway and Baywood Drive. 

Police said Lopez showed signs of alcohol intoxication and impairment. After sobriety tests, it was discovered that Lopez has a blood alcohol content three times the legal limit. 

The suspect was booked into Sonoma County Jail.


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