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San Mateo nanny arrested for DUI

Published On: 07-12-2017 in Category: Driving Under Influence

The Belmont police recently arrested a 64-year-old woman of San Mateo on charge of driving under the influence (DUI) after she drove her car through the fence of Cipriani Elementary School located at 2525 Buena Vista Ave, injuring an 11-year-old boy, media reports said.

Police said that Evgeniya Martynova, a nanny, had on June 12, 2017 gone to the school to pick up a student. The injured boy was treated at the scene of the accident by paramedics and then taken to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Fortunately, an infant passenger in the Toyota Corolla, which Martynova was driving, was not injured. Martynova also didn’t suffer any injuries and was booked into the San Mateo County Jail in Redwood City on charges of DUI and child endangerment.

DUI cases on the rise across US

Intake of excess of alcohol on a single occasion or over a period of time can cause multiple health problems and injuries. It adversely impacts parts of the brain that control movement, memory and judgment. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more people die in car crashes each year in the United States than in other high-income countries. Driving under the influence of alcohol has been a big problem in the country.

Drunken driving poses great threat not only to the driver, but also to the general public. It inhibits an individual’s decision-making ability on the roads. Perfect coordination between hands, eyes, feet, as well as brain is the key to safe driving. But under the influence of alcohol, a person fails to react swiftly to the changes in the environment and is unable to make those tough maneuvers behind the wheel. Under the federal law, DUI refers to driving with a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher. However, a uniform BAC level may not be applicable to every individual.

Some people may be incapable of dividing their attention to perform multiple tasks at the same time despite a BAC of 0.02 percent. On the contrary, the coordination, reaction time and ability to track moving objects of others may begin to go down at a BAC of 0.05 percent. It is important to spread the word about the devastating effects of alcohol and encourage communities, families and individuals to fight the tough battle against alcoholism.

Battling menace of addiction

When inserting the keys in the ignition and driving after a few shots, you are not only risking your life, but the lives of all those you come across on the road. If you or your loved one is battling addiction to alcohol or any other substance, seek treatment immediately. The San Francisco Drug Treatment Rehab Center can help you get one of the best addiction treatment programs and embrace sobriety. You may call at our 24/7 helpline number 415-366-6922 for more information on different treatment options in your vicinity.

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