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DUI Crash Leaves Toddler with Traumatic Brain Injury

Chula Vista, California — In a recent DUI crash in Chula Vista, a 26-year-old woman, Ayneisha Christiana Frazier, faces charges after her alleged drunk driving led to a collision that critically injured her 3-year-old daughter. The incident occurred late Tuesday at the intersection of Brandywine Avenue and East Palomar Street.

Authorities report that Frazier, with a blood-alcohol level of 0.23 percent—nearly three times the legal limit in California—ran a red light and struck another vehicle, injuring not only her daughter but also three occupants of the other car.

Upon arriving at the scene, Chula Vista police Officer James Bucaro found the toddler unconscious and unresponsive. Paramedics quickly transported her to a trauma center, where she remains in critical condition with a traumatic brain injury, unable to breathe without assistance.

Deputy District Attorney Mary Loeb highlighted Frazier’s alleged negligence. She emphasized that Frazier had never held a valid driver’s license yet chose to drive under the influence, endangering lives.

Frazier, facing serious charges including DUI causing injury, could be sentenced to up to 13 years and four months in state prison if convicted. Despite requests for release on her recognizance, Judge Garry Haehnle ruled to hold Frazier without bail, pending a review next week.

This tragic incident underscores the severe consequences of driving under the influence, particularly the devastating impact on innocent lives, as seen in the heartbreaking situation of a young child grappling with a traumatic brain injury.

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