Jessica Mendoza Arrested, Bicycle Rider Hurt after Santa Barbara Hit-and-Run
SANTA BARBARA, CA (August 10, 2021) — Officials arrested 34-year-old Jessica Mendoza, of Santa Barbara, after a hit-and-run crash.
Santa Barbara police officers rushed to Oceano Avenue and Del Sol Avenue after reports of a hit-and-run crash at around 1 p.m. Monday, August 2.
Police officers arrived at the area and discovered a young cyclist struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. The cyclist suffered minor injuries.
The injured person was with two other cyclists who saw the incident.
While another officer responded to the scene, they saw the suspected vehicle that matched the description and license plate. The officer then implemented a traffic stop and made contact with the suspect.
They arrested her for hit-and-run with injury, driving without an alcohol interlock device, driving on a suspended license, and no proof of insurance.
Officials impounded her vehicle. They also booked her to the Santa Barbara County Jail with a bail amount of $50,000.
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