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Witness stops would be hit-and-run driver in Petaluma

Published: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 9:50 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 9:50 a.m.

A witness to a would-be hit-and-run car crash in Petaluma Tuesday night helped police by stopping the suspect driver.

Petaluma Sgt. Ed Crosby reported a car crashed into a parked car at Baker and Stanley streets at about 10:15 p.m.

The driver tried to run but was detained by a witness, said Crosby.

Officers arrested driver kevin Francis Ipploito, 27, of Novato on suspicion of drunken driving.

He was taken to the Sonoma County Jail.

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