California Mother Faces DUI Charges

California Mother Faces DUI Charges

drunk drivingDrunk 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.

Source:¬†, “Woman suspected of DUI in a crash that injured her kids“, Jermaine Ong, Allison Horn, July 3, 2017

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 Criminal Defense¬†attorney 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.

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