Stanesha Nicole Allen, the Lancaster mother involved in a car crash Sunday morning that injured 6 children, pleaded not guilty to drunk driving and flipping an SUV on Wednesday.
Allen was charged with 6 counts of child abuse and child restraint law violation, as well as single counts of DUI, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
The crash occurred at 6:15 AM on Sunday morning when Allen, behind the wheel of a 2002 Toyota Sequoia on Avenue I, drifted off the road. Her vehicle flipped onto a dirt shoulder near 65th Street East, ejectingsome passengers and injuring others.
Allen’s 2 year-old foster son had his left leg and right food amputated, and her 4 year-old daughter suffered a fractured skull, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.
The other 4 children in the vehicle were transported to Antelope Valley Hospital on Sunday to receive treatment for their injuries.
Allen’s bail is set at $1.7 million. She could receive a maximum 19-year prison sentence if convicted.
Allen will return to court on October 7th.