Woman could face charges in pedestrian accident involving goddaughters

EL CAJON (CNS) – A babysitter who allegedly was drunk when an SUV hit
her and two preschool-age girls on an East County street may face criminal
prosecution over the late-night accident, a police official said Thursday.

The 22-year-old woman, whose name was not released, was leading her 2- and 4-year-old goddaughters across Jamacha Road in El Cajon when they walked
into the path of the northbound vehicle near Lexington Avenue shortly before 11
p.m. Wednesday, Lt. Tim Henton said.

Medics took them to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening

“While interacting with the adult, police officers discovered she was
intoxicated,” the lieutenant said.

The pedestrians were not in a crosswalk when they were struck, according
to Henton.

Detectives will forward a report to the District Attorney's Office and
recommend that felony child-endangerment charges be filed against the woman,
who was not arrested following the accident.

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