No one wants to see their young kid die. No one wants to go to state prison in California, DUI attorneys know. So if you're tired, do not do drugs or drink and drive. If you have kids, do not do drugs and drink and drive with them, lawyers warn.
Why? Look at this horrible example from Easter weekend in San Diego California. April 9th Update:
Brandy Teague $600,000 San Diego DUI bail was upped to $1 million because a judge determined Teague posed a flight risk and a risk to her children, attorneys are told.
A woman accused of driving under the influence of drugs and crashing into a power pole, killing her 3-year-old daughter and seriously injuring two other children, was charged Wednesday with gross vehicular manslaughter and other counts.
Brandy Teague, 31, was also charged with DUI with injury, child endangerment, driving on a suspended license and methamphetamine possession. She was expected to be arraigned Wednesday, but the hearing was postponed until at least Thursday in El Cajon.
According to police, Teague may have fallen asleep moments before her 2010 Hyundai Accent veered off Broadway between First and Second streets about 9:45 p.m. Saturday.
Teague's three children -- ages 2, 3, and 10 -- were badly hurt and taken to Rady Children's Hospital. Three-year-old Carlee Ramirez died later.
Teague was treated at a hospital before being arrested.
She faces more than 23 years in prison if convicted, prosecutors said.