Police Arrest Woman for DUI, Hit-and-Run and Child Endangerment after Crash on Shadow Lake Lane in Castaic
CASTAIC, CA (December 1, 2021) – Police arrested a woman after a DUI hit-and-run crash at Shadow Lake Lane and Ridge Route Road on Sunday night.
The crash happened around 6:00 p.m. on November 28. According to the California Highway Patrol, the 39-year-old Castaic woman was driving a Chrysler 300 sedan with her 8-year-old daughter in the back seat. She then drifted and struck a light pole.
After the crash, the woman fled the scene and went back to her residence. However, a witness observed the crash and followed her home while calling 911.
CHP arrived and noticed the woman had her 8-year-old in the vehicle with her. They also observed signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication. They arrested the suspect for DUI, hit-and-run and child endangerment.
According to the initial report, the woman had three times the legal limit in her bloodstream, and in California the legal limit is .08% or more. She was held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
An investigation into this crash is active and ongoing.
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