Northern California woman arrested in crash that injured 2 children
Published: Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 1:39 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 1:39 p.m.
CITRUS HEIGHTS — Two young brothers are hospitalized and a Northern California woman is facing charges after police say the boys were hit by a car as they walked to school Friday morning.
Police in the Sacramento County city of Citrus Heights say the brothers, ages 6 and 8, were hit by a car driven by Tresa Bales-Sterba after the car she was driving hit another car and spun into the two boys.
The Sacramento Bee reports that (http://sacb.ee/Tev6T0) the boys were identified by a San Juan Unified School District spokesman as Juan and Henry Perez-Rocha. Both were being cared for at a local hospital, where officials said Juan, the older brother, was in fair condition. Henry was in critical condition
After the incident the 52-year-old Bales-Sterba was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, with injury, and a misdemeanor charge of driving with a suspended or revoked license.
She was being held in lieu of $60,000 bail.
Investigators say Bales-Sterba's car appeared to have sideswiped another vehicle before the boys were hit. Both drivers stopped at the scene and police interviewed both. Investigators had not determined who was at fault in the collision of the two vehicles. The name of the other driver has not been released.
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