Last week, a hit-and-run driver struck multiple parked vehicles before crashing into a church in Lompoc. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the incident happened near Grace Temple Missionary Baptist Church, at the corner of South H Street and East Cypress Avenue. Very little information has been released about this incident, but initial reports indicate that the suspect fled the scene after crashing into the church.
That person was later detained. He had to be airlifted to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment of injuries. He was charged with felony hit and run, and law enforcement officers are looking into whether or not drugs or alcohol could have been factors. This collision is likely still under investigation with law enforcement officials.