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Driving Test Taker Crashes into DMV Building

Examiner and Driver Both Safe


A person completing a driving exam ran his or her vehicle into the Department of Motor Vehicles building on Castillo Street, causing significant damage to the building.

Neither the driver nor the test examiner were injured in the accident, which happened just after 9:30 Thursday morning, August 27. The vehicle jumped a curb and stopped after plowing two feet into the corner of the building on the south side. Shelving, books, files, and photos were knocked off the wall of the interior of the building. There was extensive damage to the building, but an inspection by city building officials proved the building to be intact structurally, according to a press release from City of Santa Barbara Fire Department Captain Chris Mailes.

Mike de Ponce

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