Bicyclist Struck by DUI Driver near Ortega Street in Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA, CA (August 10, 2021) – Early Saturday night, Miguel Gonzalez was arrested after a DUI Hit-and-Run Accident on Anacapa Street.

Around 6:00 p.m., California Highway Patrol responded to the incident near East Ortega Street.

Per reports, Gonzalez was driving a maroon pickup-truck on Anacapa Street. For reasons unknown, he rear-ended a 14-year-old bicyclist.

Due to the impact of the crash, the bicyclist was ejected onto the roadway. In addition, the victim rolled under the truck and was dragged for approximately 20 feet.

Afterwards, Gonzalez attempted to flee the scene in his vehicle. However, officers located the vehicle and arrested 23-year-old Miguel Angel Gonzalez, of Santa Barbara.

Miguel Gonzalez was charged with felony hit-and-run and driving under the influence of alcohol.

As a result of the collision, crews transported the bicyclist to Cottage Hospital for further treatment. However, there has been no update on the victim’s current condition.

Operating a vehicle under the influence is one of the most dangerous things you can do as a driver. If you find yourself unable to drive, you can always contact a Lyft or Uber instead. By doing so, you can help keep yourself and others around you safe.

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