Former Vallejo police captain and city councilman Tony Pearsall was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of driving under the influence and hit-and-run after he allegedly struck a parked car in a shopping center lot, police said Monday.
Police received a call about 9:16 p.m. after a witness reportedly saw a vehicle hitting a parked car in the Lucky's supermarket lot at Tuolumne and Redwood streets.
The witness apparently flagged down a police car temporarily parked in the lot and reported the incident, Sgt. Herman Robinson said.
Pearsall did not return phone calls or e-mails seeking comment, but his Vallejo attorney, Dan Russo, said his client was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol but was having an "adverse reaction to Ambien," a prescription medication used to treat insomnia.
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