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Date and Time of Release: 20 December 2012

Date and Time of Incident: 19 December 2012, at approx. 5:58 pm

Subject: Felony Drunk Driving Arrest

19 December 2012, at approx. 5:58 pm, the Sonora Police Department received a call of a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident at the intersection of S. Washington Street and East Jackson Street.

During the investigation it was learned that George Sapp, 55 of Sonora, had pulled along the east side of S. Washington Street to parallel park in a red zone at the intersection of East Jackson Street.

Two females were standing on the south/east corner of S. Washington Street and East Jackson Street, waiting to cross S. Washington Street from the east to the west.

As Sapp backed his 2000 Ford F-150 pick-up, he drove up onto the sidewalk and struck both of the female pedestrians, knocking them to the ground. Both females were transported to Sonora Regional Medical Center by ambulance. One female pedestrian sustained a large laceration to the back of her head and to her right elbow. The other female pedestrian complained of neck, back, should and abdominal pain.

Following field sobriety tests, Sapp was arrested without incident for felony driving under the influence. Sapp was transported to the Tuolumne County Jail and booked on felony driving under the influence charges.