A Ventura woman faces DUI charges following a crash in Ventura. The suspect allegedly fled the scene of the collision on Valentine Road.
Police arrived at the scene and found three women in a car. Paramedics transported one woman to the hospital with critical injuries. They transported a second woman with serious injuries and treated a third woman at the scene for minor injuries.
Following the investigation, police identified a Ventura woman as a suspect in the hit-and-run collision. Officers responded to the suspect’s home and found both the driver and the car there. In addition, police discovered that the suspect had a three-year-old child in the car at the time of the crash. The child did not appear to be injured.
Police arrested the driver on suspicion of drunk driving, leaving the scene of an injury accident and felony child endangerment. The prosecutor has not yet filed charges in this case.
Ventura DUI Lawyer
When you faces charges for a DUI in Ventura, hire an experienced DUI lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in DUI defense. He takes cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
The majority of drunk driving cases in California lead to misdemeanor charges. However, about one-third of cases result in felony charges. Whether you face misdemeanor charges or felony charges, you need a skilled, experienced attorney to defend you in court.
A drunk driving arrest will result in the immediate suspension of your driver license. That’s part of the DMV’s administrative process. The result of the criminal process can extend your license suspension. It can also result in jail time, fines, additional license restrictions and other costs.
Don’t face a DUI alone. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County DUI case.
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