News agencies stated that a 30-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday in Lakeport after causing a crash on Highway 29 in Lakeport, allegedly because she was under the influence, and endangering her infant daughter.
According to California Highway Patrol Officer Kory Reynolds, the woman was driving her 2004 Chevrolet Impala northbound on Highway 29, just north of Highway 281 and Soda Bay Road, when her vehicle veered across the centerline and into oncoming traffic. Her vehicle then struck the left rear of a 2004 Saturn driven by a 31-year-old Lakeport woman, causing the Saturn to leave the road on the western edge and fall into a ditch. The Impala also left the western edge of the road and came to rest on the shoulder of the highway’s southbound lanes.
The driver of the Saturn suffered minor injuries and was not taken to the hospital.
When officers arrived on the scene, the 30-year-old woman was standing beside her vehicle with her one-month-old daughter in her arms. The woman was arrested for felony driving under the influence, driving with an expired drivers license and felony child endangerment.
The woman’s daughter was not injured in the accident and was properly restrained in a car seat. She was released to her father.
As a San Jose car accident attorney, I’m glad to hear to that no one was seriously injured in this accident, especially the infant. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that was the result of another driver’s negligence, contact a car accident lawyer in your area to discuss your legal options.