Press release - Mother Arrested for Causing Injury to Daughter in Drunk Driving Crash

Published 8/16/2010 (all press releases for this day)


John Crombach
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

PRESS RELEASE

INCIDENT: Mother Arrested for Causing Injury to Daughter in Drunk Driving Crash
DATE/TIME: 08-16-2010 at 0249 hours
LOCATION: 1400 block of E. Third Street, Oxnard
VICTIM(S): Isabella Chavez, 5 years, of Oxnard
SUSPECT(S): Eileen Tarango Salas, 29 years, of Oxnard
PREPARED BY: Officer Derek Miller

DETAILS:

An Oxnard mother was arrested for suspicion of felony drunk driving and felony child endangerment by Oxnard police following an early-morning crash that injured her 5-year-old daughter.

Oxnard police received a call of a collision at Harbor Freight Tools on E. Third Street at 2:49 a.m. The crash was witnessed by security personnel on duty at the business.

Witnesses observed the vehicle driven by Salas crash through a closed driveway gate leading to the business. The vehicle continued through the parking lot then crashed into a concrete median. Oxnard police and fire personnel responded to the scene and detained Salas who had exited the car with her daughter, Isabella Chavez. Two open containers of alcohol were found on the floorboard of the car.

As of this writing, Salas is still being treated at a local hospital for head injuries sustained in the crash. Chavez received minor injuries in the crash and was released to her father.

Upon release from the hospital, Salas will face charges of felony drunk driving and felony child endangerment. Once booked in the Ventura County Jail, bail will be set at $50,000. An investigation is continuing.



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