Press release - Hit and run with injuries while driving under the influence

Published 11/19/2010 (all press releases for this day)

Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Hit and run with injuries while driving under the influence
DATE/TIME: November 18, 2010/ 7:56 PM
LOCATION: Bard Road at J Street
VICTIM(S): 5 month old female baby, name not released
SUSPECT(S): Sherre Savala, 51 years, of Oxnard
INJURIES: Minor Injuries
PREPARED BY: Ron Whitney, Commander
Maria Pena, Senior Traffic Investigator


On November 18, 2010 at about 1956 hours, officers were dispatched to a collision at Bard and J. When the officers arrived they learned that a 5 month old female baby was being pushed in a stroller by her mother southbound across Bard Road. The mother and baby were in the cross walk. Sherre Savala, 51 years of Oxnard, was driving in a motor vehicle east on Bard Road when she struck the stroller, knocking the stroller to the ground and causing the baby to strike her head. Savala stopped, contacted the mother, returned to her car and fled.

Officers observed Savala fleeing and stopped her. She was arrested for the hit and run. The baby was transported by emergency personnel to Saint John’s Regional Medical Center. It was determined that the baby received minor injuries to her head as a result of the collision.

Officers suspect that Savala was driving while under the influence of narcotics, and she was also arrested for that charge.

Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Senior Investigator Maria Pena at 805-385-7750.

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