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Sonoma County CHP Officers to be Honored for DUI Arrest Numbers

The officers being honored arrested a total of 589 people on DUI charges in 2013.

File photo by Cody Kitaura. The officers being honored arrested a total of 589 people on DUI charges in 2013.
File photo by Cody Kitaura. The officers being honored arrested a total of 589 people on DUI charges in 2013.
A number of North Bay CHP officers will be honored next month for locking up nearly 600 people on DUI charges in 2013.

A total of 14 CHP officers based at the agency's Rohnert Park office will be honored at the luncheon, which will be hosted by the California Office of Traffic Safety, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the Avoid Coalitions, according to a CHP press release.

The officers who will receive accolades are:

  • Michael Ball (27 DUI arrests)
  • Brooks Faraco (45 DUI arrests)
  • Daniel Gunter (50 DUI arrests)
  • Brendon Hampton (38 DUI arrests)
  • Marcus Hawkins (55 DUI arrests)
  • Todd Heron (57 DUI arrests)
  • Thomas Herve (64 DUI arrests)
  • Clayton Peterson (25 DUI arrests)
  • Chris Pettyjohn (25 DUI arrests)
  • Cyril Ruffin (38 DUI arrests)
  • Brandon Smith (26 DUI arrests)
  • Tim Snyder (25 DUI arrests)
  • David Stewart (34 DUI arrests)
  • Greg White (78 DUI arrests)
They made 589 DUI arrests in 2013, according to the press release. In all, CHP officers from the Santa Rosa area arrested 1,062 drivers on charges of driving under the influence last year. There were 266 alcohol-related collisions in the area last year, injuring 128 people and killing six, according to the press release.

None of those fatalities occurred during the holiday season, when the Avoid the 13 task force stepped up enforcement and made 153 arrests on DUI charges.

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