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Miguel Gonzalez Arrested DUI Hit-and-Run Santa Barbara Anacapa and Ortega

Miguel Gonzalez Arrested DUI Hit-and-Run Santa Barbara Anacapa and Ortega

Miguel Gonzalez DUI hit-and-run Santa Barbara

Miguel Angel Gonzalez, 23, Suspect in Santa Barbara DUI Hit-and-Run  Crash

SANTA BARBARA, CA (August 8, 2021) – Authorities detained Miguel Gonzalez after a DUI hit-and-run crash in Santa Barbara.

Police determined that the 23-year-old Santa Barbara man was under the influence of alcohol when the collision occurred on Saturday.

The incident began when Miguel Angel Gonzalez was driving a maroon pickup truck  south in the 600 block of Anacapa Street in Santa Barbara.

Police said he struck a 14-year-old juvenile who was riding a bicycle at the time. His car hit the teen near the intersection with East Ortega Street.

The young bicyclist ended up thrown from the bike upon impact. The rider rolled under the pickup which dragged the victim about 20 feet.

Juvenile Hit by Drunk Driver

Firefighters along with the paramedics then found the cyclist left suffering from moderate injuries as a result of the collision. They took the patient to the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment.

Officials did not disclose the condition of the wounded party at this time. Noozhawk and KEYT News wrote that the accident took place on August 7 at around 6 p.m.

Meanwhile, Santa Barbara police affirmed that Miguel Gonzalez did not stop to help the teen and fled the area. They soon found the pickup truck near East De La Guerra and Alisos Street.

Officers later located him sleeping in the garage of a home on East Ortega. They arrested Miguel Gonzalez for felony hit-and-run and DUI causing injury.

Authorities booked him into the Santa Barbara County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bail. The Santa Barbara DUI hit-and-run crash is still under investigation.

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