California mother faces DUI charge after crash with kids in car

California mother faces DUI charge after crash with kids in car

Impaired driving can have devastating consequences, not only for the victims of a resulting accident but also for the drunk driver. A 25-year-old California driver will likely be exploring her options for defending a DUI charge after her arrest on a recent Monday. She is facing a charge of suspicion of drunk driving.

According to a California Highway Patrol report, the woman’s arrest took place shortly after 3 a.m. on a recent Monday. Authorities say the woman drove a pickup truck in which she also had three children. She allegedly lost control, causing the vehicle to crash into a fence and then a concrete wall of a house in Spring Valley.

The driver’s serious injuries included a fractured nose and vertebrae, while her 7-year-old daughter — who was a front-seat passenger — suffered critical injuries that needed surgery. Her other two children were seated in the back, and they were more fortunate. The 3-year-old girl suffered no more than minor injuries, and the 5-month-old boy was not injured at all.

Officers claim that the baby was in a car seat that was not correctly installed, and the older children’s seat belts were not secured. The driver and her older daughter were both hospitalized. The most appropriate step for any California driver who is facing a DUI charge would be to retain the services of an experienced drunk driving defense attorney. A lawyer can examine the charges and the evidence before devising a defense strategy. He or she can protect the accused driver’s rights and work to achieve the best possible outcome under the circumstances.

Source: 10news.com, “Woman suspected of DUI in crash that injured her kids“, Jermaine Ong, Allison Horn, July 3, 2017

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