Alleged DUI Driver Tried to Flee from Police, Crashed into Home

download (21)A woman who was attempting to outrun deputies and crashed her vehicle is currently facing DUI and other related charges after she is released from the hospital.

According to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies, a chase began after they received a call about a traffic crash on the 605 freeway near Carson Street. One of the cars involved in the crash was spotted by an LASD helicopter as it fled the scene of the accident. Deputies pursued the fleeing vehicle for a short distance before Jacqueline Hernandez, 21, lost control of her black Toyota Corolla in front of a home in Long Beach. The car crashed across the lawn, and finally struck a wall of the home. The crash wedged her vehicle under a pickup truck that was parked in the driveway.

Hernandez’ car left tire marks on the homeowner’s front lawn, and damaged a window of the home.  Also, the crash pushed  the pickup truck into another car and damaging it as well.

Hernandez was transported to an area hospital and is listed in stable condition.

Driving under the influence of alcohol and being charged with DUI can be very serious. The temptation to flee can be overwhelming, and if you do, it can only add to the seriousness of the charge. If convicted, it can me jail time, step fines and losing your insurance or even your job. If you are facing a DUI charge, you need an experienced DUI attorney on your side.

Steven E. Kellis has more than 20 years of experience helping clients accused of DUI in the Philadelphia area. Even if you are currently in jail, Mr. Kellis will come to you and can quickly assess if you have a challenge to your DUI charge.

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