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Wrong-way driver arrested for DUI

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Wrong-way driver arrested for DUI

A Santa Barbara man has been arrested on suspicion of driving under
the influence after he drove the wrong way Tuesday night on
northbound Highway 101 near Winchester Canyon Road and caused a
collision, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Leslie Dayka, 64, was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail
following the incident.

According to the CHP, officers received numerous calls around 8:20
p.m. of a wrong-way driver traveling south on northbound Highway
101.

About two minutes later, the 2001 Volkswagen sedan driven by Dayka
side-swiped a 2007 Dodge sedan, causing minor damage. Neither Dayka
nor the other driver was injured.

A minute later, a CHP officer positioned his patrol car in the path
of the Volkswagen, forcing Dayka to stop the car.

Dayka showed signs of alcohol intoxication, the CHP said.

The freeway was briefly shut down in the area until the roadway was
cleared of vehicles.

— From staff report

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