Police: Impaired mother arrested after crashing car with 4 kids inside
Posted at: 10/03/2013 7:29 AM
| Updated at: 10/03/2013 12:23 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Juana Marie Vargas, 31, was arrested on suspicion of DWI on Thursday.
A mother suspected of taking drugs before crashing her car with four children inside is behind bars.
According to APD officer Tasia Martinez, 31-year-old Juana Marie Vargas lost control of her vehicle on Ladera Drive near Unser Boulevard around 2:30 a.m. Vargas hit a street lamp, resulting in a rollover crash.
Police said only two of the four children--ages 1 month, 5, 6 and 11--were wearing safety restraints at the time of the crash. They were treated for minor injuries at the scene.
Officers learned Vargas had two outstanding warrants for her arrest and was driving on a revoked license. She also had two prior DWI arrests, according to APD.
Police took Vargas into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs. She is currently being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center on a $20,000 bond.