Last week, a suspected drunk driver wreaked havoc on Hollister Avenue in Goleta. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, at least one person was injured in the various collisions caused by the suspected drunk driver. The driver, 30-year-old Renee Romero, was headed westbound on Hollister Avenue and caused crashes from Los Carneros Way all the way to Entrance Road. She hit an electrical box and multiple vehicles during her rampage.
Romero’s Chevrolet Silverado came to a stop near Entrance Road, and first responders rushed to the scene. A motorcycle deputy apprehended and arrested her. She was charged with felony driving under the influence (DUI), hit and run and reckless driving. She was treated for minor injuries, and another motorist was transported to the hospital for treatment.