Sunday, April 22 , 2018, 8:03 am | Fair 52º

Sports: A Noozhawk Partnership with The Lab and American Riviera Bank
The LabAmerican Riviera Bank

Police Make 12 DUI Arrests Over New Year’s Weekend

Police made DUI a top enforcement priority over the last weekend of 2007.

A total of 12 people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence over New Year’s weekend, according to the Santa Barbara Police Department, including one person suspected of boating under the influence.

Many of the arrests were made on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007. Four people — three drivers and a boater —  were arrested for seemingly drunken behavior, including arguing with a parking kiosk operator, blocking traffic and being seen slumped in the front seat of his car. One was arrested following a traffic accident with an additional charge of possession of marijuana. The boater was arrested for alleged DUI after being stopped for not having a hull number.

On New Year’s Day, police arrested four more people.  Two of those people were involved in traffic collisions, including one that resulted in a chase. The suspect was chased by the cabdriver whose car he allegedly hit while the cabdriver’s fare called police from a cell phone. Another person was arrested for allegedly weaving across both lanes and the bicycle lane on upper State Street. Yet another was arrested on suspicion of DUI after being stopped for missing plates. The plates were in the truck; they just had not been attached to the vehicle.

Early in the weekend, two people were arrested, one after an attempt to make a U-turn the wrong way on Gutierrez Street, and the other after an accident which resulted in a chase that ended on McCaw Road.

On New Year’s Eve, police arrested one driver on suspicion of DUI after making a prohibited left turn out of City Lot 10.

  • 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.

Maestro, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Debit

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

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 >