3 Injured in DUI Accident near Castillo Street

SANTA BARBARA, CA (September 21, 2022) – Early Friday morning, Ray Timothy Oberholzer was arrested after a DUI crash on 101 Freeway.

The incident occurred around 1:30 a.m., near the Castillo Street off-ramp.

According to reports, Oberholzer was driving a Ford sedan at high rates of speed when he attempted to exit the freeway. As he made a left turn onto northbound Castillo Street, he lost control and struck a large retaining wall.

Upon impact, Oberholzer and his front seat passenger sustained minor injuries. In addition, a rear seat passenger sustained serious injuries and required hospitalization.

Following preliminary duties, officers arrested 25-year-old Ray Timothy Oberholzer for felony DUI causing injury.

Emergency crews closed off the surrounding area for a brief time during cleanup and preliminary duties. Once available, more information will be provided.

Thinking, reasoning, and muscle coordination are essential in operating a vehicle safely. Never drive while impaired as the consequences can be devastating for yourself and others. When buzzed or drunk, it is best to request an Uber, Lyft, or taxi. If possible, reach out to a family member or a friend to come and pick you up. By doing so, you can keep yourself and others around you safe.

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