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Published on June 13, 2024
Suspected Drunk Driver Arrested After Striking Power Pole in WindsorSource: Windsor Police Department

In a statement released by the Town of Windsor Police Department and corroborated by the Sonoma County Fire personnel, a suspected drunk driver was arrested after plowing into a power pole on the night of June 11. The incident took place shortly before 11 p.m. on the 8200 block of Old Redwood Highway, with local emergency services quickly on the scene as the crash was close enough to be heard from within the fire station.

The driver, identified by the deputies as 26-year-old Marco Martinez Chavez, was the lone occupant of the vehicle involved - a Honda Odyssey which suffered considerable damage in the collision. Immediately following impact, Martinez Chavez was medically evaluated by emergency personnel already on scene. The police, upon arrival, noted the assessment and promptly initiated a DUI investigation.

Details shared by the Town of Windsor Police Department indicate that Martinez Chavez's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was measured at .23 percent, significantly surpassing the California legal limit of .08 percent. The DUI investigation concluded with his arrest on multiple charges, including driving under the influence of alcohol.

Further compounding his legal woes, it was determined that Martinez Chavez was an unlicensed driver and was operating a vehicle without current auto insurance. Following the arrest, he was booked into the Sonoma County Main Adult Detention Facility where his bail was set at $10,000. Martinez Chavez subsequently posted bail and secured his release from the facility.