Lancaster Mother Pleads Not Guilty to Drunk Driving

Mom suspected of driving under the influence, flipping car, enters not guilty plea on Wednesday.

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.

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