No one wants to see their young kid die. No one wants to go to state prison in California, DUI attorneys know. So if you're tired, do not do drugs or drink and drive. If you have kids, do not do drugs and drink and drive with them, lawyers warn.
Why? Look at this horrible example from Easter weekend in San Diego California. April 9th Update:
Brandy Teague $600,000 San Diego DUI bail was upped to $1 million because a judge determined Teague posed a flight risk and a risk to her Children, attorneys are told.
A woman accused of Driving under the influence of Drugs and crashing into a power pole, killing her 3-year-old daughter and seriously injuring two other children, was charged Wednesday with Gross Vehicular Manslaughter and other counts.
Brandy Teague, 31, was also charged with DUI with injury, child endangerment, driving on a suspended license and methamphetamine possession. She was expected to be arraigned Wednesday, but the hearing was postponed until at least Thursday in El Cajon.
According to police, Teague may have fallen asleep moments before her 2010 Hyundai Accent veered off Broadway between First and Second streets about 9:45 p.m. Saturday.
Teague's three children -- ages 2, 3, and 10 -- were badly hurt and taken to Rady Children's Hospital. Three-year-old Carlee Ramirez died later.
Teague was treated at a hospital before being arrested.
She faces more than 23 years in prison if convicted, prosecutors said.
A three-year-old girl was killed and her siblings were seriously hurt in an El Cajon crash Saturday night, police said.
Their mother was later arrested on suspicion of California Dui - Drugs driving under the influence of drugs among other charges.
Witnesses told police the family's 2010 Hyundai Accent was headed east on Broadway when it went off the road about 9:45 p.m. The silver car struck the curb and then smashed into a telephone pole between Oro and North First streets.
The 31-year-old mother, who was driving with a suspended license, may have fallen asleep at the wheel before the crash.
The three children suffered serious injuries and were taken to Rady Children's Hospital. The 3-year-old died shortly after arriving. Her siblings, ages 2 and 10, were badly hurt, but their injuries weren't life-threatening.
Their mother, Brandy Teague, was taken to a hospital with a complaint of pain.
She was booked into jail Sunday morning on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter, cruelty to a child and driving under the influence of drugs, among other charges.