According to the Santa Barbara Noozhawk, on April 09, 2016, 43-year-old, Rene Michelle Castro, was arrested on felony DUI charges. The Santa Maria women was arrested after striking a pedestrian in the Santa Maria Town Center parking lot. According to reports firefighters responded to the scene and discovered a female pedestrian trapped under Castro’s 2007 Toyota at around 4:30 p.m. Emergency personnel were able to free the pedestrian and she was rushed to Marian Medical Regional Center by ambulance.

The name of the victim and details of the pedestrian’s condition were not available. Reports also indicate Santa Maria Police Department charged Castro with possession of methamphetamine and illegal paraphernalia. The incident is still being investigated.

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