Twenty-three-year-old Sean Cottrell is being held in county jail on suspicion of felony drunk driving and hit-and-run; he allegedly drove into a group of people listening to music on a sidewalk in Isla Vista last weekend. According to authorities, the UCSB senior was heading home from the Study Hall bar around 2 a.m. Friday morning when he lost control of his roommate’s black BMW, jumped the curb, and struck 11 people at the 6500 block of Sabado Tarde. After parking the car a short distance away, Cottrell fled the scene on foot; he was arrested approximately 12 hours later at his home. Fortunately, the victims’ injuries were reportedly limited to several bumps and bruises and a broken ankle.
Originally published 9:12 p.m., February 2, 2006
Updated 3:31 p.m., February 18, 2006
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