Police have arrested a man who injured four people Saturday when the pickup truck he was driving rolled up onto the sidewalk and struck a building on State Street in downtown Santa Barbara.
John Dalton, 53, was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of felony DUI involving drugs, according to Santa Barbara Police Department spokesman Anthony Wagner.
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Emergency personnel were dispatched at about 12:40 p.m. Saturday to Carlitos Café y Cantina at 1324 State St.
The white Toyota Tacoma pickup was traveling up State Street when it veered off to the right, knocking down a couple of utility poles and striking the restaurant building.
Four people who were on the sidewalk suffered minor injuries and were taken by American Medical Response ambulances to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, according to Battalion Chief Mike De Ponce of the Santa Barbara City Fire Department.
Dalton also sustained injuries and was taken to the hospital.
The damage to the building appeared to be minor, De Ponce said, and no one was injured on the restaurant patio.