DUI's Followed Out of Court in Petaluma

NORTH BAY – 4 Arrested for Illegal Driving Outside Court

Friday, August 15, 1997 – Page A20

©1997 San Francisco Chronicle

Petaluma — Moments after appearing in Sonoma County court to face
charges of driving under the influence or without a license, four men
were arrested yesterday for illegally driving away from the

They were among several defendants who had been in court yesterday
morning for previous offenses such as driving under the influence,
driving without a license or driving with a suspended or revoked license,
police said.

After their hearings, the defendants were followed outside the
courthouse by plainclothes officers in an undercover sting operation.
Three of them left with licensed drivers, but four men illegally drove
away on their own, only to be stopped by waiting police cars around the

Arrested were: John Melrose, 30, of Petaluma; Steven Young, 41, of
Petaluma; David Mehr, 20, of Larkspur; and Trinidad Camrillo, 29, of
Santa Rosa.

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