Mom with Kids in the Car Arrested for DUI After Pursuit & Crash in Coronado

FOX 5 in San Diego reports that a woman has been arrested on DUI and child endangerment charges following a crash in Coronado Park on Tuesday night.

According to a statement released by the Coronado Police Department, at approximately 11:48 p.m., Officer Pricilla Rude spotted a white four-door sedan driving across the grass and through two chain link fences at Tidelands Park near the Coronado Bridge.

Officer Rude, who had been on patrol in the park area, attempted to stop the vehicle, but the female driver refused to yield. The suspect then drove onto the city streets with the officer in pursuit. 

The suspect driver lost control of her vehicle near the intersection of Orange Avenue and Sixth Street and hit a pedestrian crossing sign. The driver then continued to travel on Orange Avenue before crashing into a planter at Spreckles Park.

Once the vehicle was stopped, two children, 3 and 14 years of age, exited the front seat of the sedan. Their mother also got out of the car.

The driver, who is also the mother of the two children, attempted to fight with responding officers and eventually had to be restrained. She was placed under arrest for DUI, child abuse, felony evading, reckless driving, resisting arrest, and obstructing a police officer. 

Records indicate that the unidentified woman also had two outstanding warrants for her arrest.

Paramedics with the Coronado Fire Department evaluated the two children and found them uninjured. They were later released to the custody of the children’s grandmother. The children will remain in the care of relatives. 

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