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Redding woman arrested for DUI and child endangerment

A woman who was on probation for driving under the influence (DUI) has been arrested for new offenses.

Posted: Jun 5, 2021 7:04 PM

REDDING, Calif. – A woman who was on probation for driving under the influence (DUI) has been arrested for new offenses.

The Redding Police Department reported that they responded to a traffic collision on Churn Creek Road Saturday morning just after midnight that involved 25-year-old Annemarie Melena.

Melina was driving at the time of the collision, according to Redding police officers, who said she was “driving while intoxicated” and had her two young children with her in the car.

Police said the collision only involved the car Melena was driving and some trees on the west side of churn Creek Road in an area north of Palacio Drive. Officers said Melena swerved across the opposing lane of traffic before she collided with several trees on the west side of the road.

The children did not appear to be injured, according to officers who said their mother, Melena, suffered minor injuries.

According to the Redding Police Department, Melena was on probation for driving while under the influence. They said her license had been suspended and she did not have an ignition interlock device installed on her car. Officers said the ignition device is required for her probation.

Melena was arrested on DUI charges and for child endangerment. Officers said she was taken to the Shasta County Jail. Her children were released to family members.

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