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Date and Time of Release: 16 Nov. 2010

Date and Time of Incident: 13 Nov. 2010, at approx. 11:25 pm

Subject: Drug Arrest Followed by DUI Accident

13 Nov. 2010, at approx. 11:25 pm, an officer from the Sonora Police Department stopped a vehicle on S. Washington St. at Restano Way for speeding. The officer contacted the driver, who was identified as Brenda Rager, 19, of Sonora. There was a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle methamphetamine and prescription narcotics were located, which Rager didn’t have a prescription for.

Rager was taken into custody without incident and placed in the back of a patrol vehicle. While the officer was waiting for a tow truck, a 1998 Chevy sedan, operated by Martin Samudio, 41, of Sonora, ran into the back of the parked patrol vehicle causing moderate damage to the patrol vehicle.

Rager complained of pain and was transported to Sonora Regional Medical Center for treatment; prior to being transported to the Tuolumne County Jail and being booked for felony possession of a controlled substance and felony possession of a controlled narcotic.

The California Highway patrol was called to investigate the collision. Following their investigation they arrested Samudio for felony driving under the influence and driving without a drivers’ license.