Mom accused of DUI, child endangerment in Sonora crash

A 6-year-old girl was saved from injury by her child car seat when her mother crashed her car while allegedly driving under the influence, according to Sonora police.

Officers were called just after 7 Saturday night for a car that had gone down an embankment before hitting a tree and fence at the county fairgrounds on Stockton Road, according to the police report. The Subaru Legacy Outback had major damage. In the back seat was Megan Bunow's uninjured daughter. The girl was properly restrained in a child safety seat, police said.

Officers described Bunow, who is 25 and from Mi Wok Village, as combative and intoxicated. The police report noted Bunow's alcohol screening test indicated her blood alcohol level was more than three times the .08 legal limit.

Bunow was taken to Sonora Regional Medical center to be treated for cuts on her face from the crash. Police said while being cared for, Bunow was again combative and kicked an officer.

The suspect was then transported to Tuolumne County Jail and booked on charges of felony child endangerment, misdemeanor driving under the influence and misdemeanor assault on a police officer.

Her daughter was released to the care of a relative.


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