Sebastopol man arrested for felony DUI in Cotati
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By Dave Williams  August 30, 2013 12:00 am

A Sebastopol man was arrested for felony DUI after a collision with a Rohnert Park motorcyclist in Cotati on Tuesday, Aug. 27.

According to a Cotati Police Dept. report, 51-year-old Derek Corkill turned his pickup truck into the path of the oncoming motorcyclist, causing the crash at approximately 5:08 p.m. at the intersection of East Cotati Avenue and Lancaster drive. 

Cotati Officer Brian Deaton responded to the crash and, after putting Corkill through field sobriety tests, deemed he was driving under the influence of alcohol. 

The motorcyclist suffered moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. The name of the motorcyclist has not been released.

Corkill was charged with felony DUI because the crash resulted in bodily injury. He was arrested and booked into Sonoma County Jail with his bail set at $30,000. The case remains under investigation.

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