On March 7, 2014, veteran Lompoc police officer David Garcia was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence. Garcia was off duty at the time. An official misdemeanor complaint was filed on April 7 by the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office, charging Garcia with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while having a 0.08 percent or higher blood-alcohol content, and hit-and-run driving. Garcia’s blood-alcohol level was recorded at 0.14 percent. Garcia has been an officer with the Lompoc Police Department for 15 years.


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