Mom who drove SUV with family off cliff was drunk

  • Mom who drove SUV with family off cliff was drunk

Mom who drove SUV with family off cliff was drunk

The specific level was.10%, Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman said.

In California, a person is legally drunk if they have a BAC of.08 or higher. Toxicology results for a third child killed are still pending, Carpenter said. Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that has a sedative effect.

A family of four is missing in California, and authorities fear they may have driven into the Eel River while on a road trip.

Investigators have not come up with a motive but say it appears the incident was intentional, The FBI is deploying their Behavioral Analysis Unit to assist and try to understand what happened.

Carpenter said none of the car's occupants were wearing seatbelts.

Police had previously said they believed the Hart family died in a suicide plunge from a scenic overlook.

The California Highway Patrol said on Friday that Jennifer Hart's blood alcohol level was above the legal limit when she drove an SUV, carrying her wife and six children, off a cliff in Mendocino County on March 26.

The 100-foot (31-meter) drop killed the women, both 39, and their children Markis Hart, 19; Jeremiah Hart, 14; and Abigail Hart, 14.

There were no skid marks at the scene, Carpenter said.

But their three other children - Devonte, 15, Hannah, 16, and Sierra, 12 - are missing, officials said.

"Several items have been positively identified, by family members, as belonging to the Thottapilly family", it said.

Carpenter said the family stopped in the small town of Naselle, Washington, about 80 miles (128 kilometers) northwest of their Woodland, Washington, home, during their drive to the California cliff.

A body that may be one of the remaining three missing children was recovered on April 7.

One of the neighbors, Tom DeKalb explained he called child protective services.

Sarah and Jennifer Hart, both 39, and their six adopted children were believed to be in the vehicle at the time.

Back in 2010, Sarah Hart pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic attack involving a few of the youngsters, based on Douglas County, Minnesota, court public records.

A family of four taking a West Coast road trip vanished about 30 miles from the site of the Hart family crash, authorities said this week.

The Thottapilly family from Valencia, a neighborhood in Santa Clarita, California - Sandeep Thottapilly, 42, wife Sowmya, 38, their son Siddhant, 12 and daughter Saachi, 9 were traveling through Humboldt and Mendocino County on US-101.

She was found on exposed ground that a few days ago had been covered by the storm-swollen river, according to a sheriff's office statement.