Santa Paula Teen texting while driving and being under the influence hits utility pole

On Sunday, July 12, 2015 at approximately 2:24am  Santa Paula Police Department dispatch received a report of a single vehicle hit & run traffic collision in the area of Main St. and Staben Ct. Upon officer’s arrival, the driver of the vehicle was located at the scene. 19 year old Juan Rodriguez told officers that he was texting while driving his vehicle west on Main St. before colliding head-on with a utility pole.

During the subsequent investigation it was determined that Rodriguez was under the influence of alcohol. Ultimately, Rodriguez was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol and transported to the SPPD for booking. Rodriguez received no injuries as a result of the collision. Rodriguez’s Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) was determined to be over three times the legal limit.

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