Mom had meth in system after crash that killed daughters
PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) -- The mother of two girls killed last year when the car she was driving plunged into a Northern California river had methamphetamine in her system the day of the crash.
A Sonoma County prosecutor said at a bail hearing Friday that 27-year-old Alejandra Hernandez-Ruiz also had been deemed a negligent driver by the state and had been drinking the day before the crash that killed her daughters, ages 7 and 9, last August.
Hernandez-Ruiz is facing charges of vehicular manslaughter, child endangerment and driving on a suspended license.
The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/2yfnD1d) her attorney said there was no evidence the methamphetamine played any role in the crash.
A judge agreed to release her from jail on electronic home confinement so she could receive treatment for cervical cancer.