After the arrests of eight people over this past weekend, Santa Barbara police reiterating the necessity for drivers to drink responsibly and pre-arrange rides home.

Police on Wednesday released the names and details of the arrests. The following people were arrested: Andrew Balazas, 32, on Haley Street on June 6 at 12:01 a.m.; Andrew Smith, 24, on Mountain Avenue on June 7 at 2:40 p.m.; Adan Gutierrez, 35, on North Milpas Street on June 7 at 10 p.m.; Michelle Aros, 29, on De La Vina Street on June 8 at 12:44 a.m.; Cathryn Keyser, 23, on West Cota Street on June 8 at 2:37 a.m.; Daniel Wazny, 23, on West Gutierrez Street on June 8 at 4:12 a.m.; Kori Hida, 44, on East Gutierrez Street on June 8 at 8:35 p.m.; Maria Gonzales, 44, on Las Positas Street on June 9 at 1:49 a.m. Balazas and Hida were the only 2 to be kept in custody; as of Wednesday, both were still at S.B. County Jail.

The S.B. Police Department will be conducting DUI checkpoints this Friday, June 13, from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday morning. DUI Enforcement Officers will continue to patrol throughout the weekend.


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