Drunk Driver Hits Light Pole in Santa Maria

Over the weekend, a suspected drunk driver crashed into a light pole in Santa Maria. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the incident happened on Sunday morning, near Depot Street and Sonya Lane. Very few details about this one-vehicle crash have been released, but we do know that a vehicle hit a light pole, and the driver and passenger attempted to flee the scene on foot.

Law enforcement officers found them several blocks away from the scene of the crash. The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He did have to be taken to Marian Regional Medical Center for treatment of injuries prior to being taken to jail. This incident is likely still under investigation with local law enforcement officials.

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