The 26-year-old driver in a Jan. 17 crash that left her and a passenger seriously injured reportedly has a history of driving under the influence, according to Menlo Park police.
Carina Sandoval, a Redwood City resident, has been charged with driving under the influence while on DUI probation and driving on a license suspended for DUI, as well as with cruelty to a child and driving under the influence of alcohol and causing injury, police said.
Ms. Sandoval and her passenger, a 26-year-old man from Burlingame, were hurt in a two-vehicle accident at Bayfront Expressway and Chrysler Drive around 8:30 p.m. Friday (Jan. 17).
A 16-month-old child who was riding in a car seat in Ms. Sandoval's vehicle was treated and released from the hospital to family members, according to the police.
The man and woman were trapped inside a 1994 tan Honda Accord and extricated by the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. They were taken to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Ms. Sandoval remains in custody of the police at the hospital and upon release will be booked into San Mateo County jail, according to police.
The occupants of the second vehicle, a blue 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe, were not hurt.
Police have not yet released names. Witnesses can call 330-6300 or the anonymous tip line at 330-6395.