CHP: Intoxicated mother crashes SUV in Windsor with kids 2, 7 inside

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A Gualala woman was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of driving under the influence and child endangerment after she crashed while exiting Highway 101 in Windsor with her two young children in the vehicle, CHP said.

Alexandra Hutcheson, 31, was seen “weaving badly” in her Acura SUV while driving north on Highway 101 when she lost control on the Central Windsor exit around 4:20 p.m. and slammed into two vehicles stopped at the Old Redwood Highway intersection, CHP said. Her children, 2 and 7, were not injured and taken to the Rohnert Park CHP office where their father picked them up.

Hutcheson showed signs of “extreme intoxication” and was unable to perform a field sobriety test, CHP said. Once in a patrol car Hutcheson started kicking the windshield, computer and other items inside the cruiser, and the arresting officer had pull over and request a patrol car with an interior divider to handle Hutcheson, CHP said.

She was booked in Sonoma County Jail for felony child endangerment, misdemeanor DUI, obstructing an officer and violation of probation, CHP said.

You can reach Staff Writer Nick Rahaim at 707-521-5203 or nick.rahaim@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @nrahaim.

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