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One Critically Injured, Another Arrested After Early Morning Crash in Santa Rosa

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A 36-year-old man was listed in critical condition Saturday afternoon after a two-vehicle accident, and a 25-year-old Santa Rosa man arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after the early morning accident, Santa Rosa police said.

Police were called about 2:45 a.m. Saturday to North Dutton Avenue near the westbound state Highway 12 off-ramp, where a silver Honda sedan and collided with a white security vehicle, police said.

The driver of the white security vehicle, identified as Jared Williamsen, was still in the driver's seat, and was "completely non-responsive," police said. Santa Rosa Fire Department personnel had to extricate Williamsen from that vehicle, and he was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Honda, Anthony Graves, remained on scene. Officers noticed Graves may have been impaired by alcohol, and witnesses said the Honda involved in this crash had earlier been rolling erratically, reaching speeds of possibly 80 mph on North Dutton Avenue. Police said it appears may have run a red light at North Dutton and the freeway off-ramp, striking Williamsen's white vehicle as it turned onto southbound Dutton, police said.

Graves was arrested and booked at the Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of felony DUI causing injury, of felony DUI being over a .08% blood-alcohol level and of driving under the influence of drugs. He was being held Saturday in the Sonoma County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is urged to contact Santa Rosa police Officer Jeff Adams at (707) 543-3636.

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