Sundari Willow Rose Lauher arrested for DUI causing the injury of two others in Napa
NAPA, CA (June 9, 2022) – 18-year-old Sundari Willow Rose Lauher of St. Helena was arrested Sunday for suspicion of DUI after crashing her car and injuring two of her passengers.
Napa Valley Register reports that the single-vehicle accident occurred around 12:05 a.m. on the Silverado Trail south of Yountville Cross Road. There were five occupants in the 2007 Honda Civic that Lauher was driving. Lauher was treated at the hospital before being arrested for felony DUI causing injury.
Another passenger, 18-year-old Bella Azalea Cazarez, sustained major injuries in the crash and was also treated at Providence Queen of the Valley Medical Center.
The third passenger treated at the hospital for injuries was 18-year-old Estrella Gomez, of Vallejo. The other two passengers, both 17 and 18 years old, sustained only minor injuries and were not taken to the hospital.
The accident occurred when Lauher lost control of the Honda on Silverado Trail and flipped the car into a utility pole.
Lauher was booked into Napa County Jail and held on $100,000 bail Sunday afternoon.
Liability In Napa DUI Car Accidents
It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 23152, “(a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.” Even small amounts of alcohol can substantially impair drivers in the following ways:
- Delayed reaction times
- Loss of muscle control
- Impaired judgment
- Lowered alertness
The family of any victim that has been injured or killed in a collision with a drunk driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury or wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Napa DUI Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our well wishes to the three teens injured in this accident.
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