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Santa Maria Police Department
Thursday October 3rd, 2019 :: 01:46 a.m. PDT


Repeat DUI felon arrested after leading officers on a pursuit and colliding into another vehicle causing injury.

On October 2, 2018 at about 2238 hours, SMPD officers attempted to stop a vehicle driving without headlights. The driver, identified as 30 year old Andy Mena, led officers on a pursuit, during which time he accelerated in reverse and rammed a patrol unit. Mena's speeds and driving were reckless prior to colliding into the rear of a vehicle that was stopped at a red light at Blosser and Betteravia. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to Marian Hospital and treated for complaint of pain.

Mena has at least three prior convictions for DUI, was driving on a suspended license resulting from DUI, and had an outstanding felony warrant. He was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail for these charges, as well as felony DUI causing injury.

Prepared by Lt. Mark Streker

Santa Maria Police Department
1111 W Betteravia Rd
Santa Maria, CA 93455

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Non-emergencies: 805-928-3781

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