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Where is the woman I came with?

An April 30 incident at the Lodge at Sonoma revealed the outer limits of human behavior when exposed to too much alcohol. On that day, at about 6 p.m., Sonoma police were called to the upscale resort hotel when guests complained that a couple had begun taking off their bathing suits in the swimming pool while yelling and cursing at people nearby.

When police arrived, they found a 48-year-old Concord man with blood on his lips and so unsteady on his feet that he was swaying and staggering about, while trying to put a cellphone in the pocket of a pair of shorts that did not have a pocket.

Officers gave the man an opportunity to return to his room and he accepted the offer, only to come charging back out again, demanding to know, “Where’s the woman I came with?”

That woman was being interviewed by police, who discovered she was so drunk she did not know what city she was in, but thought, perhaps, she was in Livermore. She refused to provide police with identification, and was charged with being drunk in public.

Her male companion became increasingly belligerent, spit blood all over an officer’s uniform, and was ultimately taken to the ground and handcuffed. He was charged with being drunk in public, resisting arrest and battery on a police officer.


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