On January 3, at about 8:46 p.m.
Officers were dispatched to 6th Street and Pico Blvd regarding a traffic collision. The involved vehicle struck the center median and caused damage to the fence in the median. As officers arrived, the driver was attempting to reverse out of the median. Officers contacted the driver and immediately noticed symptoms consistent with being under influence of alcohol. Santa Monica Fire Department Paramedics responded to treat the driver for minor injuries. The driver refused to exit the vehicle and became combative with officers. Officers forcibly removed the driver from the vehicle. He was transported to the hospital for minor injuries sustained from collision.
Tihomir Dukic, 40, from Santa Monica was arrested for DUI, resisting arrest and driving on a suspended license. Bail was set at $25,000.