Friday, November 17 , 2017, 5:25 pm | Fair 64º

 
 
 
 

Local News

Police Arrest Driver on Suspicion of DUI in Gibraltar Road Vehicle Rollover

Suspect uninjured after car tumbles down hillside, witnesses say he left scene after they called 9-1-1

Deputies arrested a man on suspicion of driving under the influence after a Sunday night vehicle rollover on Gibraltar Road above Santa Barbara.

The California Highway Patrol reported a single-vehicle rollover in the 2700 block of Gibraltar Road at 9:52 p.m. and responded to the scene along with Santa Barbara County firefighters and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department.

Driver Austi Marquez, 25, got out of the car on his own and was arrested on suspicion of DUI. The case is being investigated by the CHP, Officer Kevin Taulbee said. 

Witnesses told Noozhawk contributor Peter Hartmann that a vehicle went off the road and they found the driver unhurt down the hill.

The driver reportedly became agitated about 9-1-1 being called and left the scene before fire and police personnel arrived.

Sheriff's deputies arrested the man on suspicion of driving under the influence. The suspect was not injured in the incident. No one else appears to have been in the vehicle with him. 

A tow truck later removed the car from the hillside. 

Noozhawk news editor Giana Magnoli can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click here to get started >

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.



Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >