DUI Driver Arrested After Colliding with Several Vehicles

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DUI Driver Arrested After Colliding with Several Vehicles
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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

At approximately 9:10 p.m. last night, June 18, 2018, several Buellton residents reported seeing a green truck driving away after striking several cars on Valley Dairy Rd. At least one vehicle was heavily damaged. A vigilant citizen directed Deputies to a motel in the 500 block of Avenue of the Flags where they had seen the suspect vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle, 37-year-old Stuart McInnes of Buellton, was contacted by deputies at the motel. Deputies conducted a driving under the influence (DUI) investigation. Their investigation revealed that McInnes’ blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit. McInnes was arrested and booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail for driving while intoxicated. Fortunately, no one was injured during this incident.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Buellton community members who helped locate this driver. Their diligence likely prevented more damage and possible injury.

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a-1556266446 Jun 20, 2018 01:15 PM
DUI Driver Arrested After Colliding with Several Vehicles

5445: FYI. This guy was driving drunk at 9PM on a week night and fled the scene. His "accident" was caused by love of liquor. He blew TWICE the legal limit and you think this is some "one time" occurrence?

a-1556266446 Jun 20, 2018 01:24 PM
DUI Driver Arrested After Colliding with Several Vehicles

FYI (again) I never said this particular person was not an "addict," just that not all DUIs are by alcoholics (it's some logical reasoning, try it). All it takes is your first time drunk and then making a bad decision to drive. And yes, that might be at 9pm on a week night.

Luvaduck Jun 20, 2018 07:44 AM
DUI Driver Arrested After Colliding with Several Vehicles

Some Nordic country--forget which one--takes away the driver's license and impounds the vehicle of those involved in DUI accidents. I don't know whether it's the first time or the second or any of the details (do you have to pass a blow test to be able to start the car if it's returned? They keep it?) but something on that order is overdue here. Drunk drivers repeatedly cost time & money and inflict personal injuries that often result in lifetime health problems, being maimed or dead. Jail time doesn't stop their addiction or keep them off the roads.

a-1556266446 Jun 20, 2018 08:34 AM
DUI Driver Arrested After Colliding with Several Vehicles

Just FYI - not all drunk drivers are "addicts." Many (such as a friend of mine a long time ago) simply made a bad decision to drive after having a couple drinks. Not an alcoholic at all, hardly ever drank. All it takes is one time and one bad mistake.

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