A UC Santa Barbara lecturer was arrested on Stadium Road Sunday for driving under the influence during the Cal Poly-UCSB soccer game, police said.
The lecturer, Sean Hastings, was stopped by University of California Police Department (UCPD) near Harder Stadium at approximately 7:29 p.m. after he drove through a road barricade, according to UCPD Lieutenant Rob Romero.
The barricade was located at the intersection of Stadium and Mesa Road and was being monitored by UCSB Transportation & Parking Services employees due to the soccer game.
“During the contact, the officer had reasonable suspicion to believe Mr. Hastings had been drinking,” Romero said in an email.
“After performing a DUI investigation, the officer had probable cause to arrest Mr. Hastings.”
Hastings did not respond to request for comment.
Hastings is a lecturer within the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, a graduate school within UCSB.
He is not currently teaching at UCSB but has taught ESM257: Coastal and Ocean Policy and Management in the past.
For the past 20 years, Hastings has been primarily working as a Resource Protection Coordinator at the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, according to Satie Airame, assistant dean for Academic Programs at the Bren School.
Correction [Nov. 1]: Hastings is not currently employed by the school, as previously stated.
Updated [Nov. 1]: This article was updated to include information about Hastings’ primary affiliation.
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