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Drunk driver arrested after crashing into vehicle in Santa Maria, police say

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Some Santa Maria residents are being credited for helping police arrest a suspected drunk driver who crashed into a vehicle early Tuesday morning and tried to run away, according to police. 

Officers say when they arrived at the scene in the area of Fesler Street and Mary Drive shortly before 1:45 a.m., they found the suspect, identified as Carlos Pena Sanchez, being restrained by residents.

Police say the residents saw the driver try to run off after the crash and confronted and restrained him until officers arrived.

Sanchez, of Santa Maria, was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail on DUI charges. His bail was reportedly set at $5,000. 

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