Santa Barbara Police Investigate Shots Fired as DUI Driver Slams into Patrol Vehicle

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Santa Barbara Police Investigate Shots Fired as DUI Driver Slams into Patrol Vehicle
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Source: Santa Barbara Police Department

On January 4, 2021, at approximately 9:10 P.M., Santa Barbara Police Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Arrellaga Street and Castillo Street on a call of shots fired. Officers arrived and found evidence of a shooting. No injuries were reported.

The shooting investigation remains ongoing.

While the shooting investigation was underway, a DUI driver was speeding south on Castillo Street and hit a patrol vehicle that was parked on the right shoulder of Castillo Street. The DUI vehicle bounced off of one patrol vehicle and broadsided another police vehicle.

The DUI driver was identified as Jacob Milem. Both police vehicles were unoccupied at the time of the collision.

Milem was arrested for DUI.

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