Officers shoot wrong-way driver in Santa Barbara County
December 5, 2013
A Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputy and a California Highway Patrol officer shot and wounded a man driving a pick-up truck the wrong way in neighborhood outside of Goleta. [KCOY]
Around 8 p.m. Wednesday, the CHP issued an alert about a wrong-way driver going northbound in the southbound lane of Patterson Avenue.
Shortly after, the deputy and CHP officer found the driver near the intersection of Patterson Avenue and Agna drive.
The deputy and CHP officer tried to stop a 52-year-old man driving a red pickup and fired several shots while doing so.
The driver suffered non-life threatening injuries and is receiving treatment at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
The shooting is currently under investigation.