Sophia Alicia Beetham Arrested after Petaluma DUI Crash at East D Street and 1st Street
Petaluma, California (August 16, 2019) – A woman was arrested following a suspected DUI crash that injured two bicyclists on Wednesday afternoon in Petaluma, according to the Petaluma police.
The crash happened at about 3:30 p.m. August 14, at East D Street and 1st Street.
Police said two bicyclists were on a greenlight traveling southbound across East D Street when they were hit by a westbound silver 2006 Chrysler Pacifica SUV whose driver did not stop for a red light.
Paramedics responded to the incident and attended to the injured bicyclists. One of them was treated and released at the scene while the second victim was transported to a hospital for further evaluation.
Sophia Beetham Arrested after Petaluma DUI Crash
The driver of the car, identified as Sophia Alicia Beetham, 22, of Petaluma, was arrested and booked into Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of child endangerment and DUI. The report showed that Beetham had a 4-month-old child in her vehicle at the time of the crash.
The crash is under investigation.
Every year, several traffic accidents are reported in California. Unfortunately, accidents result in many fatalities and even more injuries. The causes of these traffic accidents range from distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, bad weather, wrong-way driving and failure to observe traffic laws. It is evident that negligence on the part of motorists is the leading cause of these accidents.
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