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Driver, Who May Have Been Drunk, Hurt in Goleta Crash

A possibly drunken driver was injured Friday afternoon when she crashed her vehicle near the Camino Real Marketplace in Goleta, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department.

At about 2:40 p.m., a sheriff's dispatcher received a report that a driver was heading west on Hollister Avenue, and was possibly under the influence of alcohol or drugs, said sheriff's spokeswoman Kelly Hoover.

"A concerned citizen told a 911 operator that the female driver was swerving, running off the road, and appeared to be nodding off," Hoover said.

A short time later, the driver rear-ended another vehicle at Hollister and Storke Road, Hoover said.

The driver, a 34-year-old woman, suffered moderate injuries when her air bag deployed, Hoover said, and was taken to a local hospital.

Three occupants of the vehicle that was rear-ended received minor injuries, she said.

"Alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the accident, which is under investigation," Hoover said.

The names of those involved were not available Friday evening.

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