In response to questions requested at a earlier council assembly, Carpinteria Lieutenant Butch Arnoldi supplied a report on DUI arrests throughout the metropolis at Monday’s Carpinteria Metropolis Council assembly. Between Jan. 1, 2021 and Monday, Dec. 13, 58 DUI arrests had been reported throughout the metropolis, a extreme spike from final 12 months.
Of these, 23 have been Carpinteria residents; 12 had been Santa Barbara County residents; and 23 had been from different counties, Arnoldi stated.
The typical age of arrestees was 39.
In response to a query from Councilmember Carty in regards to the potential causes for the rise, Arnoldi stated “I don’t assume you possibly can put your finger on anyone factor. I feel it’s only a mixture of many, many issues.”
He warned Carpinterians towards driving drunk, stating that “what they’re doing is inflicting extra hazard to themselves and plenty of others.”
“There’s no cause (for DUIs) in at the moment’s society,” he stated. “Drink responsibily, and have somebody maintain you.”