Felony DUI Charges After 5 Injured in a Crash

Felony DUI Charges After 5 Injured in a Crash

Five people, including three children, were hospitalized after an accident on a recent Tuesday afternoon. The driver of the car was the only occupant who did not suffer serious injuries. Officers who suspected she was driving under the influence of alcohol arrested the driver.

While the California Highway Patrol is seeking witnesses to provide more information about the incident, their preliminary accident report indicates that a 28-year-old woman from Santa Paula was eastbound on Highway 150 when she lost control of her vehicle. The car crashed into a wall not far from a school shortly before 6 p.m. Two adults and three children who were passengers in the car were injured.

A 3-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy reportedly suffered moderate injuries, while a 6-month-old girl’s injuries were described as major. Another victim with major injuries was a 21-year-old male, and a 29-year-old woman suffered moderate injuries. All the injured victims were transported to hospitals in the area. CHP further reported that they suspect two of the kids in the car were unrestrained when the accident occurred.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. CHP booked her into Ventura County jail where she is facing felony DUI charges. However, authorities say the accident investigation is ongoing.

Source: vcstar.com, “Santa Paula woman arrested on suspicion of DUI after crash into a wall“, John Scheibe, June 14, 2017

Whenever a California driver is accused of drunk driving, the most appropriate step might be to secure the services of an experienced DUI defense attorney who can launch an independent investigation to determine the true facts of the case. Based on this information, the lawyer can launch a defense during which the evidence presented by the prosecution can be challenged.

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