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DUI Crash In Sonoma County Leads To Discovery Of Kidnapped Woman


PETALUMA – On Tuesday morning, CHP was making efforts to solve a kidnapping case and investigate a DUI accident that happened on U.S. Highway 101 in Sonoma County.

54-year-old Douglas Stevenson was driving his 1996 Volvo at a high rate of speed on northbound Highway 101 south of a gas station on Kastania Road when he failed to turn his vehicle properly from a curve and ran off the highway, over a ditch and stopped after entering into a field.

The California Highway Patrol officers approached the accident spot at about 12:30 a.m. and they found Stevenson was injured. He was not travelling alone; a 58-year-old San Francisco woman was in his vehicle who also sustained injuries in the accident. The injuries were not serious.

According to CHP Officer Jon Sloat said, Stevenson was not present on the accident spot, but the cops succeeded in taking him into custody.

The injured woman told the cops that Stevenson forced her to travel with him; he forced her to sit in his car as she was standing outside a homeless shelter in San Francisco.

They both were taken to Petaluma Valley Hospital, where Stevenson was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence and kidnapping. After the treatment of his injuries, he was transferred to Sonoma County Jail.

The case is still under investigation and the cops are trying to know the reason of kidnapping.

It is not confirmed if the woman is still in hospital.

Source: www.sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com

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