A 23 year-old mother whose
drunk driving led to the deaths of two children was recently sentenced to 8 years in
prison. The Chula Vista woman drove her minivan with a 0.13 percent blood
alcohol concentration (BAC) last August 5 when she lost control of the
vehicle. The minivan fell down an embankment, flipped, and landed on its
roof in Otay Reservoir. The vehicle then sank.
The woman's passengers were her 5-year-old daughter, the daughter's
5-year-old friend, and the friend's father. Both adults managed to
get free of the sunken vehicle but the two little girls were not able
to get their seatbelts open while submerged in the water. The girls were
pronounced dead a short time later by medical officials. The convicted
woman was charged with DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter. She could
have received 12 years in prison.
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