Woodside: Grandmother arrested after vehicle strikes signs, rolls with grandchilden inside


A 64-year-old woman has been arrested on felony drunken driving and child endangerment charges after the 2013 Mazda 3 hatchback she was driving struck street signs and rolled over in Woodside with three grandchildren inside, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office reported.

Redwood City resident Joyce Troiano was booked into San Mateo County jail on Feb. 28 and released on $150,000 bail the next day, deputies said.

The four occupants of the vehicle, including the driver's three grandchildren, ages 5 to 11, were taken by medics to Stanford Hospital for "possible injuries," according to sheriff's Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt, who added that she did not have anything further on their status.

The incident happened Feb. 28 on Portola Road near Family Farm Road in Woodside, when the vehicle left the road, heading onto the shoulder and striking two street signs and some shrubberies, deputies aid.

The vehicle returned to the road, but then left it again, this time striking shrubbery and trees and putting the vehicle into a roll, deputies said. The vehicle came to rest on its wheels on the road shoulder.

The collision was the result of driving under the influence of alcohol, deputies said.

Ms. Troiano and her grandchildren were on their way to an unknown destination after a horse-back riding session, deputies said.

Dave Boyce

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