Sonora, CA– A 22 year old Sonora man was taken into custody Saturday night for DUI and allegedly running over a woman with his car.
At approximately 11:30 pm, an officer from the Sonora Police Department responded to Sonora Regional Medical Center for a woman who was being treated for injuries she sustained after being struck by a vehicle on Corky Lane. Brenda Souza, 38 of Sonora told the officer that she and her husband were arguing, so she went outside to lie on the roadway to look at the stars. According to Souza, that is when a vehicle ran over her right arm.
Friends transported Souza to the emergency room for treatment of minor injuries. Souza was later arrested on an outstanding felony warrant for writing checks with insufficient funds to cover them. Meanwhile, officers responded to Corky Lane and located the vehicle and driver who had struck Souza. The driver, Tyrell Hamilton of Sonora was arrested for misdemeanor driving under the influence and booked at the Tuolumne County Jail.