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Petaluma Man Arrested For DUI After 2 Stores Refused Alcohol


PETALUMA – According to police reports, 25-year-old Vincent McCarthy of Petaluma was arrested Tuesday in Petaluma for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. The arrest took place after two businesses reported refusing to sell alcohol to him and his friend as they were too intoxicated.

Both men were then reported to flee the businesses in their vehicle.

McCarthy was arrested on suspicion of DUI and driving with a blood-alcohol level above .08 percent.

Officers first responded when they received a call from an employee at the Lucky supermarket at 1000 Petaluma Blvd. N. on Tuesday at 1:38 p.m. They received a report that two men in their 20s were trying to buy alcohol. However, they fled the area in a Chevrolet pickup truck after they were refused.

Officers tried to locate the suspects, but they were unable to. However, they received another call shortly after, at 1:50 p.m. describing two men being refused alcohol at a BevMo at the East Washington Place Shopping Center. They were in the same pickup truck.

Police soon pulled their vehicle over. The pickup truck was located on Magnolia Avenue near Petaluma Boulevard.

McCarthy was driving the vehicle and was showing signs of intoxication. He was evaluated for DUI and was asked to complete field sobriety tests which he performed poorly on.

His breath test was taken at the police station which recorded his blood alcohol level at 0.19 percent.

Source: www.sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com

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My name is Aaron Bortel. I practice in the state of California. I handle DUI cases exclusively and have been practicing for over 25 years.