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Portola Valley woman has court date for felony DUI

Husband was injured in Sept. 17 crash into oak tree on Westridge Drive

Katherine Mumford of Portola Valley is set to appear in court on Oct. 21 on charges of felony drunk driving, misdemeanor obstructing an officer and misdemeanor providing false information to a police officer, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

The charges stem from a single-car accident on Sept. 17, when Mumford was allegedly driving a car that left the road on Westridge Drive near Paloma Road at about 10 p.m., Wagstaffe said.

The car hit and uprooted an oak tree, spun around and landed on its side, with the passenger side down, according to the Woodside Fire Protection District.

Katherine Mumford's husband, John Mumford, who was a passenger, suffered major facial injuries in the incident and was transported to Stanford Hospital, according to the district.

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