A driver seen weaving while behind the wheel on Highway 101 faces his fourth DUI within four years after being arrested just north of Novato, the California Highway Patrol said Tuesday.
Several callers dialed 911 to say a silver Toyota Tundra pickup was weaving badly between lanes of traffic on southbound 101 near Petaluma on Monday afternoon, CHP officer Andrew Barclay said. Marin CHP officers headed to the area, then heard reports that the truck had stopped on the highway just south of the Redwood Landfill near Olompali State Historic Park.
Barclay said a few other drivers pulled up behind the pickup, and the truck's driver became combative with them. Two citizens restrained the man while another yanked the keys out of the truck's ignition, according to the witnesses.
The CHP officers pulled up at that point and took custody of the man, identified as Laytonville resident David Lee Tolbert, 62, Barclay said.
Tolbert subsequently failed sobriety tests and was arrested, leading to a check of his driving history. Officers then found that he had three previous DUI convictions since 2010 and that his license was suspended. He was on active DUI probation and his truck was missing an ignition interlock device required as part of his probation, Barclay said.
The truck was impounded and Tolbert was booked into Marin County Jail at 4:17 p.m. He faces a felony charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs because it was his fourth within a 10-year span. Other charges include the regular DUI charge, a probation violation, not having a required interlock ignition device installed and driving while suspended for DUI.