Santa Rosa Mother Charged After Flipping SUV With Kids Inside

SANTA ROSA (AP) — A 23-year-old Santa Rosa woman is facing drunken driving and child endangerment charges after crashing an SUV that was carrying her three young children.

Christian Galvan and two of her children were ejected from the vehicle. The California Highway Patrol said everyone in the SUV managed to survive Tuesday night’s crash without any life-threatening injuries.

CHP Officer Jonathan Sloat says Galvan apparently had been drinking and arguing with her husband before speeding off with the kids—ages 2, 4 and 6. The Chevy SUV crashed into a guardrail, rolled over and landed in an embankment near the Sonoma County airport.

Sloat says the 2-year-old boy was strapped into the car seat, but the other three were thrown from the SUV. Galvan’s 4-year-old daughter had to be airlifted to the hospital.

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