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Rohnert Park Man Arrested In DUI Crash; Pedestrian Hurt

SEBASTOPOL (CBS SF) -- The California Highway Patrol arrested a Rohnert Park man for driving under the influence Monday afternoon after he allegedly struck a pedestrian on state Highway 116 southeast of Sebastopol.

Ernesto Enriques, 31, was driving a Chrysler Sebring at 45-55 mph west on Highway 116 near Industrial Avenue around 2:20 p.m., CHP Officer Jon Sloat said.

The Sebring drifted off the road and onto the dirt shoulder striking 51-year-old Michael Levine of Sebastopol, Sloat said.

Levine was carrying two temporary signs as he walked on the right shoulder of the road, Sloat said.

The Chrysler then hit a parked van before it stopped, Sloat said.

Levine suffered moderate head and back injuries and Enriques suffered major injuries, including a broken leg and extensive hand and facial trauma, Sloat said. Both men were taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

Enriques, whose license was suspended since 2006 due to a prior DUI conviction, was arrested on suspicion of DUI, Sloat said.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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