It was a crazy night on the streets of Santa Barbara. Here is the first of two incidents:
By Cheri Rae
Last night’s crazy high-speed car chase through the streets of Santa Barbara wound all around town—including my little corner of the world. Just after Jon Stewart hit the airwaves, the Silver Tacoma blasted through the neighborhood, up Victoria Street and turned left on Salsipuedes with a fleet of police vehicles following in hot pursuit, sirens screaming. The Tacoma driver then reportedly turned left on Micheltorena and continued along the wild ride that led up to 154 and finally ended near the Chumash Casino. Cannot imagine that driver’s thinking, the harrowing journey he took law enforcement on, or the dangers posed to the public from that high-speed madness—and there are a lot of exhausted kids off to school today, who couldn’t get back to sleep after witnessing the chase so close to home.