Police say Woman who Drove SUV with Family off Cliff was Drunk

Authorities say a woman who drove off California cliff last month in an SUV carrying her wife and children was drunk.

Posted: Apr. 13, 2018 1:45 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities say a woman who drove off California cliff last month in an SUV carrying her wife and children was drunk.

Scroll for more content...

California Patrol Capt. Bruce Carpenter said Friday that toxicology tests found Jennifer Hart had an alcohol level of .102.

California drivers are considered drunk with a level of 0.08 or higher.

Carpenter says toxicology tests also found that her wife Sarah Hart and two of their adopted children had "a significant amount" of an ingredient commonly found in the allergy drug Benadryl, which can make people sleepy.

The Harts and three of their children were found dead after the car plunged into the Pacific Ocean on March 26

Two more are missing and another body has been found but not identified.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press.) 

Related Content

Article Comments

Chico
Broken Clouds
75° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 75°
Oroville
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 100° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 76°
Paradise
Broken Clouds
75° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 75°
Chester
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 69°
Red Bluff
Clear
80° wxIcon
Hi: 102° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 80°
Willows
Broken Clouds
75° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 75°
Near average highs this weekend, but searing heat returns next week!
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures
KHSL Watches & Warnings

Community Events