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Scanner Reports 4-18-14
updated: Apr 18, 2014, 7:00 AM

By Roger the Scanner Guy

Well I'm kinda surprised that the Drunk Driver that killed Mallory Dies is getting any time at all but I'm grateful that he is. It's about time someone in Santa Barbara County took Drunk Drivers seriously. They quit taking us serious a long time ago. It's a big joke for people who drive under the influence in this town until they get caught doing it. If they hurt or kill someone the incident becomes how they suffered in their past, or all the good things they did in their life which should make up for this one screw up. I thought back in the early 80's when the CHP had a campaign against Drunk Drivers that would be it. That there would not be many Drinking Drivers anymore that Americans would take this serious, and get responsible about driving under the influence of any mind altering substance. But then a whole new generation of uncaring Drunk Drivers were Born to Raise Hell and Havoc on our Highways. The CHP Campaign went out with the 80's. Long forgotten and buried, like all its Victims.

There are so many Drunk and DUI drivers out there on our streets right now; it's pretty easy to tell that someone is under the influence of a mind altering substance while they are operating a motor vehicle. Nowadays you don't have to worry about the police when you're out there, you have to worry about everyone else out there on the road they all have phones. I believe that there are more driving under the influence arrests due to citizen snitching than SNOT. No one wants to get hit by a drunk driver there's no accountability, if there is it's a miracle. It's been my experience personal and otherwise that Drunk Drivers don't get as hurt as much as their victims or at least they don't feel it until later. Nobody gives a damn until they are in the hot seat.

I really did not give a damn then. I felt bad for putting my passenger in the hospital, I felt bad that he spent 3 days in intensive care. But I could not wait to get the hell outta jail and have a few drinks. I had a few charges against me that time I went to court I was facing a few years in prison. I fully expected to go that day I did not want probation and all that Horse Manure, AA Meeting Scrap! I wanted to drink, I loved to drink, I am an Alcoholic. I take one drink I'm a time bomb and it's only a matter of time before I drink and drive, steal, fight, pound or get pounded on. I pleaded guilty to what I did and got probation that day. I should have went to prison. I got kicked out of the National Guard, I was given probation, had to go to therapy, and AA Meetings, ordered to take medication. My charges were dropped to 3 counts of attempted suicide. Oh yea I was told I wasn't allowed to drink. Will HELL forget that but you know what? I agreed to all of it to get that drink. I was drunk an hour after I got released. Most drunks I know don't stop drinking until they are sick and tired of being sick and tired. You better get out of the way if they are drinking and driving because they ain't gonna get outta yours!

Joyce Dudley put the pedal to the Metal on this and for that I'm grateful I don't always agree with some of the things she does as the District Attorney but I agree with this, Thank You Joyce.

Here is your Scanner Reports, Wednesday:

  • Bright and Early A couple drunks broke into Rite Aid in the 800 Block of State Street, taken were several large bottles of BOOZE. It was a weird crime why in the HELL would anyone in their Right Mind break into a Drug store to just steal alcohol? They were captured an hour or so later after someone called in a couple drunks were causing a disturbance at the Amtrak ticket counter in the 200 Block of State Street. One should never commit a crime under the influence of Alcohol.
  • Audible alarm 200 Block of East Cota.
  • Medical of some type on Camino Del Sur.
  • Medical Emergency on East Mason for a subject throwing up possibly blood, they are dizzy also.
  • AMR Transport Cottage Hospital to Vista Del Mar.
  • 242 Assault suspects from earlier call hanging out at the Greyhound Bus Station 8 of them.
  • Possible electrical fire at the S.B. Police Station 200 East Figueroa.
  • 10851 Stolen Auto 1400 Block of Kowalski.
  • AMR Transport County Jail to GVCH.
  • Solvang Incident around this time although I did not know it was a bomb threat the transmissions were coming in to scratchy to tell exactly what was going on so I choose not to cover it.
  • Code 40, DRUNK passed out on a bus bench near Foodland.
  • SBPD Female officer ran a subject for wants and warrants and this guy had a bunch of warrants which were confirmed two of which were Rape, and Child Molestation. Wow Thank the good Dog this officer ran this person's name and got them off the streets before they could violate again!
  • Code 4 one in custody 1500 Block of Bath Street.
  • Illegal Campers Ortega Park.
  • Out there by the County Hospital in the evening was a subject yelling and breaking bottles.
  • 594 Vandalism graffiti with spray paint Mission at San Pasqual.
  • Check the Welfare of a man down Quarantina near Yananoli, SBPD Responded and requested code 3 fire and medics for a subject with a head injury. Fire was on scene for probably about 15 minutes or so nothing was ever said about how this man might have received the head injury.
  • 100 Block of South Alisos man walking back and forth in front of a home yelling obscenities, sounds like a married man to me.
  • A female subject jumped out of a moving vehicle at Bath and Mission, not sure what happened after that except she asked the reporting party to call the police.
  • Traffic Stop 200 South Milpas in the Circle K Parking lot.

    Scanner Reports, Thursday:

  • Wires Arcing 3000 Block of Marilyn Way, cross street of Alamar.
  • Abandoned vehicle an old Toyota pickup truck 300 Block of Miltada.
  • Bicyclist down 6700 Block of Hollister.
  • Code 40 Drunk in pain Milpas and Cabrillo, Fire and Medics code one and two.
  • Non-injury traffic accident with an MTD Bus First block of West Carrillo.
  • 21 Year old female in the 400 Block of East Cota.
  • The SBPD was looking for someone but I can't say whom they are because they did not find him but they think he might still be around but they was looking for someone.
  • 288 Case of Child Molestation on San Pasqual.
  • 23103 Reckless driver on Carrillo in a Chevy Sienna.
  • Keep the Peace in the 800 Block of Garden while a subject picks up his tool.
  • Report of an injury traffic accident on Manitou was a subject sleeping in their car.
  • Medical Emergency on Padaro.
  • Suicide attempt on Sycamore Canyon a subject swallowed a whole bottle of pills. That's a nightmare ride to the hospital and not as painless as one might think. Cottage does have good food though if you're going to end up in the hospital one can't go wrong there. I don't know about PUFF Never been there figure they just serve crap like the county jail.
  • Drunk Driver in the Mission underpass partial California License Plate 5JPU 54? Missed the make of car. The man was openly drinking alcohol and driving.
  • Drunk Driver in the 3900 Block of State Street leaving La Cumbre Plaza in a gold truck with a cab.
  • There was a check the welfare of a gal up there near Macys who left the store with the tags still on her boots. Security was following her they didn't say she ripped off the boots but they said she was drunk.
  • Check the Welfare of a Squatter in the 500 Block of State Street with his pants down.
  • Suicidal female on the patio of Casa Esperanza she wants to take an overdose.
  • Medical Emergency for a female near a black vehicle 300 North San Antonio Road near public health, unknown type medical emergency.

    Well Laugh it up as someone says Roger Dodger is always good for a laugh, I'm sure there are people out there that don't take drinking and driving serious and this is all a joke to them. They could do no wrong but KARMA always has a way of showing up when it's not expected. Have a great Weekend and Dog Willing We will see you on Monday. Later, Roger


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