Solvang Woman Arrested for DUI After Multiple Hit and Runs

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Update by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
October 24, 2017

At approximately 2:30 p.m. [Monday], October 23, 2017, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received reports of a grey Chevrolet Silverado driving recklessly on S. La Patera in the City of Goleta. The female driver, later identified as 30-year-old Renee Romero of Solvang, headed westbound on Hollister and hit a vehicle at a stop light at Los Carneros Way. She left the scene and kept driving westbound on Hollister Avenue. At Glenn Annie Way, she hit an electric box and two moving vehicles in the roadway. Romero then kept driving and at Pacific Oaks and Hollister hit yet another vehicle in the roadway. The male occupant of that vehicle was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Romero continued to drive westbound until her vehicle became disabled at Entrance Road.

Romero was contacted by a motor deputy who took her into custody for felony driving under the influence, felony hit and run and felony reckless driving. She was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Once she is medically cleared, she will booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is contracted to provide police services for the City of Goleta.


Update by edhat staff
5:40 p.m., October 23, 2017

At 2:38 p.m. on Monday, Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to the 6800 and 7200 blocks of Hollister in Goleta with multiple vehicle accidents.

When arriving on the scene, they discovered several accident sites where a vehicle collided with multiple other vehicles and kept driving, said Fire Captain Dave Zaniboni. 

Two people were transported with minor injuries to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody by Santa Barbara Sheriff's Deputies, who is also investigating the incident. 

The road was closed for a short amount of time for cleanup and removal of vehicles. 


Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
2:45 p.m., October 23, 2017

Traffic accident at Hollister and Pacific Oaks, one person has a neck injury.

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