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Man killed after running onto Hwy. 101 was drunk, on drugs

The man killed when he was hit by a car after running into traffic on Highway 101 last month was under the influence of alcohol and marijuana, CHP officials said Thursday.

Ismael Gamboa, 22, of Santa Maria reportedly ran into traffic the night of Dec. 19 after getting out of his own vehicle, which was parked on the southbound shoulder just south of Madonna Road.

Gamboa was struck by a 2007 BMW being driven by George Patton, 49, of Fresno, according to the CHP.

Officers at the scene found Patton was drunk, according to a CHP report. He was booked at County Jail on suspicion of drunken driving.

-Stephen Curran

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