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Santa Barbara Police arrest woman for assault with deadly weapon, hit and run, domestic dispute and DUI

Posted at 6:41 PM, Jul 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-04 21:41:13-04

The Santa Barbara Police arrested a woman for assault with deadly weapon, hit and run, domestic dispute and DUI all in one day.

In a press release, police said officers responded to the 400 block of De La Vina Street for a hit and run that happened on Friday, July 3rd at about 6:40 p.m.

A witness told officers that a green Subaru had rammed into a parked vehicle multiple times and fled the scene.

The suspect was later identified as 32-year-old Alexi Kirchner of Santa Barbara.

As officers were interviewing the victim, who had a prior relationship with Kirchner, the green Subaru, driven by Kirchner, returned to the scene.

According to officials, Kirchner drove towards the officers, while revving her engine at a high rate of speed.

Officers had to quickly step out of the way of Kirchner's green Subaru to prevent getting hit by the vehicle. When officers told Kirchner to stop, she flipped them off with her middle finger, before turning right onto West Haley St., authorities said.

Police say she then started driving the wrong way on West Gutierrez Street, a one-way street, and then made a left on State St. traveling north onto the 400 block.

Two marked patrol cars were able to block Kirchner from driving further into the temporarily closed State Street promenade.

Once stopped, Kirchner was taken into custody and several empty cans of beer with located inside of the front passenger area, officials said in a press release.

While being transported in rear seat of a patrol car, Kirchner became very combative and began to kick the doors and windows.

When officers stopped and opened the door, Kirchner kicked several Officers as well as spat on an Officer’s face and N95 mask, officials said.

Kirchner was ultimately placed in the WRAP restraining device and transported to Santa Barbara County Jail without further incident.

Her booking photo was not immediately available.