Capps’ aide arrested for hit and run
December 6, 2013
An aide to Congresswoman Lois Capps allegedly critically injured a women in a hit and run incident Friday.
Shortly after midnight, Raymond Morua, 32, struck the 27-year-old woman in Santa Barbara, police said. After glancing at the woman, he drove off and parked on a dead end street, police said.
Witnesses followed Morou who then took off and crashed his car into a palm tree.
Officers booked him into the Santa Barbara County Jail for drunk driving and hit and run. Morou had a BAC of .17, more than twice the legal limit.
Morua works as a constituent liaison for Capps.
“I am truly heartbroken at the news of this tragic event. My heart goes out to the victim and her family and friends in this trying time, and my prayers are with them,” Capps said in a press release. “It would be inappropriate for me to comment further on this legal matter and I have complete trust in our local authorities.”