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Mother Who Pushed for Tougher DUI Laws Faces Charges

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A woman who lost two sons to a DUI crash is arrested for what authorities suspect is an alcohol related accident over the weekend.

Sandy Hernandez was pulled over around 2pm Saturday afternoon in Bottineau County.

Captain Gary Orlock with the highway patrol says a trooper suspected Hernandez had been drinking.

She faces three charges including actual physical control of a motor vehicle. That's a class B misdemeanor

She is also charged with leaving the scene of an accident with a fixed object and failure to give immediate notice of a reportable accident.

Hernandez will make her initial appearance on two of those charges May 28th at 10am in Bottineau.

Hernandez and her husband, Juan Ruiz, offered emotional testimony to lawmakers this session as tougher DUI laws were debated.

A drunk driver killed Juan and Sandy's two boys near Lake Metigoshe in July of 2012. Juan Acosta veered off a road and ran over the tent the boys were in with their father and another brother.

Captain Orluck says an official report will not be available until later this week and that the incident remains under investigation.

 

 

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