A veteran Lompoc police officer was arrested for DUI early Friday morning in the city.
Officer David Garcia was off-duty when he allegedly crashed his personal vehicle into a tree on a median in the 200 block of North H Street about 12:45 Friday am.
A Lompoc officer made the arrest.
Lompoc Captain Don Deming said Sunday the investigation was turned over to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office to avoid a conflict of interest.
The Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office will determine what charges could be filed in the case.