A 29-year-old Citrus Heights man was arrested early Sunday morning after his car struck a Jeep stopped at the intersection of Highways 29 and 12, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The CHP said Edgar Ivan Rivas was southbound on Highway 29 at 1 a.m. when his Chevy Malibu hit the back of a Jeep driven by Alexis Lopez, 18 of Napa.

Both motorists sustained minor injuries.

Rivas was booked into the Napa County jail for a possible charge of DUI causing injury. 

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You can reach City Editor Kevin Courtney at kcourtney@napanews.com or at 707-256-2217. 


City Editor

Kevin has been city editor since September 2010. He joined the Register in 1973 as a reporter. He covered Napa City Hall and assorted other beats over the years. Kevin has been writing his Napa Journal column on Sundays since 1989.