Abandoned car leads to DUI arrest in RP
RPDPS field sobriety test shows Smith-Vanzandt, 25, nearly four times legal limit at time of arrest
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By Dave Williams  January 10, 2014 12:00 am

A vehicle abandoned in oncoming traffic resulted in the DUI arrest of Rohnert Park man whose blood-alcohol level, according to the Rohnert Park Dept. of Public Safety, was nearly four times the legal limit.

At 7:18 p.m. on Jan. 5, RPDPS received a call of a car abandoned in oncoming traffic on an RP street. A short time later, an RPDPS officer arrived and found the car had been abandoned after hitting a street sign.

A check of the records showed the car was registered to 25-year-old Anytowan Smith-Vanzandt, who lived a short distance away from the collision.

RPDPS officers then went to Smith-Vanzandt’s home and found him trying to get into his house. According to the RPDPS report, he was fumbling with his house keys as he unsuccessfully tried to unlock the door. He also had his car keys in his hand.

Smith-Vandzandt, the report stated, was unsteady on his feet, had a heavy scent of alcohol on his breath and had red, watery eyes. He told officers that he had been drinking at a bar in Cotati and had gotten a ride home from a passerby when his car stopped working.

The RPDPS report stated Smith-Vandzandt submitted to field sobriety tests, and performed poorly. A preliminary alcohol screen showed that Smith-Vandzandt’s blood alcohol content was .312 percent, nearly four times the legal limit. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and booked into Sonoma County Jail. 

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