During the summer, many parents send their children to camps. Often, these children attend with trusted educators. For most, these events are relatively uneventful and their coaches, or other responsible adults, ultimately return them safely to their parents. Unfortunately, police in California have accused a cheerleading coach of drunk driving during a cheer camp held on a college campus.
The incident involved a 22-year-old woman who was serving as a cheerleading coach for a California high school. Police say that she was taken into custody after her vehicle struck a tree on campus. Reports indicate that there was a 17-year-old girl in the car at the time of the accident.
Prior to the collision, police say they were notified about an erratic driver. No one was injured in the accident. The woman’s blood alcohol content was allegedly over the legal limit following the crash, though it is unclear how that determination was made. She was arrested and has since been released on bail; the school suspended her pending an investigation into the incident.
Because of her arrest and the allegations of drunk driving made against her, the woman is likely considering her legal options. While driving under the influence is serious, often tools involved in ascertaining blood alcohol content can be miscalibrated and subject to human error. An attorney with experience with such cases in California can help those charged examine all the details of the case against them and help them create the appropriate response. Often, having such a professional on their side can help relieve some of the stress often associated with the criminal justice system.