Felix Paradise III arrested after crashing into Petaluma gas station

Posted: May 25, 2022

PETALUMA, CA (May 25, 2022) – Felix Paradise III, a 57-year-old from Citrus Heights, was arrested Monday after crashing into a Petaluma gas station. He was also carrying an 80-year-old passenger in the vehicle according to Petaluma Argus-Courier.

The Petaluma Police Department and Petaluma Fire Department were called to the scene after the accident occurred around 6:16 p.m.

Police arrived to find Paradise intoxicated in his vehicle after the single-car crash, and was taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. After being medically cleared, officers arrested Paradise for DUI and booked him into Sonoma County Jail.

The passenger in the vehicle was also treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Paradise is being charged with DUI and elderly abuse.

Liability In Petaluma DUI Car Accidents

It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 23152, “(a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.” Even small amounts of alcohol can substantially impair drivers in the following ways:

  • Delayed reaction times
  • Loss of muscle control
  • Impaired judgment
  • Lowered alertness

The family of any victim that has been injured or killed in a collision with a drunk driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury or wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Petaluma DUI Car Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our well wishes to the passenger who was injured in this accident. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. A thorough investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.

Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Bakersfield? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 395-7234.

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