Drunk driver traps pedestrian under car
April 11, 2016
A Santa Maria woman was arrested Saturday after she drove over a pedestrian trapping the woman underneath her car. Rene Castro was charged with felony DUI and both possession of methamphetamine and illegal drug paraphernalia.
Shortly after 4:30 p.m., firefighters responded to reports of an accident in the Santa Maria Town Center parking lot and found the victim trapped under a 2007 Toyota passenger car.
Emergency personnel then extracted the victim from under the vehicle and transported her to Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria. More information about the victim’s injuries was not available.
Police arrested Castro, 43, and booked her into the Santa Barbara County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.