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Driver Pleads Not Guilty to DUI After Car Accident Injures 10

After a collision between two cars took place causing several injuries in early September the woman who has been held responsible for the wreck has pleaded not guilty after being charged with child abuse and driving under the influence of marijuana.

Late in the evening on September 2, 20-year-old Adriana Sabrina Cadena was allegedly under the effects of marijuana when she was involved in a wreck with another vehicle in Orange, CA. With four people traveling in one car and six in the other, a total of ten people were a part of the accident. All of them were injured, though some more than others and four of the victims were children.

All of the people in the wreck reported that they were in pain, and one of them sustained broken bones. The four children who were passengers at the time of the collision were all reported as injured, and some of the victims were treated at the Children’s Hospital of Orange. Orange Police Department’s Sgt. Phil McMullin reported that Cadena would be charged for eight of the victims.

Cadena, currently a student, was taken into custody and booked into the Central Women’s Jail. She has been charged with one count of driving under the influence of marijuana, three counts of child abuse, and three counts of child endangerment. Additionally, four sentencing enhancements for suspicion of inflicting great bodily injury were added to the charges.

Cadena has pleaded not guilty to the allegations and she remains in custody in lieu of $102,500 bail. Her next scheduled court appearance is on May 22 at the Central Superior Court.

If you or someone you love is suspected of DUI, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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