San Rafael DUI suspect accused of battery on officer

An allegedly intoxicated driver is accused of trying to drive off after a California Highway Patrol officer found him passed out behind the wheel o...

November 1, 2022
5:00 AM

An allegedly intoxicated driver is accused of trying to drive off after a California Highway Patrol officer found him passed out behind the wheel on Highway 101 near Interstate 580 in San Rafael. Austin LaHaitian, 42, of San Rafael was arrested on suspicion of felony obstruction and battery on a police officer, intoxicated driving and other misdemeanors after allegedly pushing the officer's arm when the officer pulled up shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the CHP. LaHaitian was initially held in lieu of $50,000 bail but was later released.

Alex N. Gecan