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Sonia Gonzalez, 44, was booked on suspicion of hit-and-run with injury, as well as DUI and DUI with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher.

A Murrieta woman suspected of leaving the scene after causing injuries to a pregnant woman while driving drunk in Temecula was out on $75,000 bail Friday.

Sonia Gonzalez, 44, was booked on suspicion of hit-and-run with injury, as well as DUI and DUI with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher.

She was released on bail Thursday and was ordered back to court Dec. 19.

According to California Highway Patrol Officer Nathan Baer, the crash occurred on the northbound Interstate 15, coming from eastbound Rancho California Road, about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday.

The suspect was driving a Cadillac Escalade and when the SUV drove up on a Pontiac G6 stopped for traffic in a far right lane, the Escalade rearended the Pontiac, sending it into a pickup truck, Baer told Patch.

The driver of the car is seven months pregnant, Baer said.

When the Escalade left the scene, the driver of the pickup followed it to a gas station near a grocery store on Margarita and Winchester roads, Baer said.

"The driver of the truck detained the driver @ Winn Co. until CHP arrival," Baer told Patch.

The Republican October 30, 2012 at 07:05 PM
@Bridget E. Johnson What venomous lies? By the way I am not worried in the least about any type of attacks here on the Patch or otherwise. Those that approach me nicely get niceness back. Those that attack me will get the Pitbull version of me and trust me they don't want that.
Brenda November 06, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Sara, thank you for replying here and letting us know you and baby are well. I am very happy to hear that. Cudos to the guy in the truck who went and got this lady. I absolutely cannot tolerate drunks, especially ones who are ignorant enough to drive. You did this city and Sara a great service getting this "lady" (for lack of a nice word) locked up. To the police who always go to so much work, investigating, getting torn up chasing people, heck you name it, and to have them bail out in a few hours(not this chick in particular) or the bail is so low a 5 yr old has enough in their piggy bank to bail Mom out. You all get no respect after an investigation, all paperwork taken to the DA and either they plea it out with the accused or the Judge does, or gives a sentence that he might not have even interrupted his lunch to give. To realtors. Yes there are some shystie ones like in any profession. You say they make 10k on a deal dude up at the top here, but they may only make that 2 or 3 times a year. That is not even enough to live on huney. There are so many realtors from the boom years ago that they run over each other showing houses. Competition is horrible. So your comments are untrue. Cindy you must be related to the drunk "lady" who hit Sara, because you never see anyone defend a drunk. Thanks LBV, and yes my grandson is almost 4 now and a wonderful handful for this ole gal!! Bridget where in the world did that come from? Out of the blue for sure.
devonsmith372 November 09, 2012 at 11:32 PM
SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM. They have no place here.
Bridget E. Johnson November 11, 2012 at 07:25 AM
@ Brenda: you said Bridget where in the world did that come from? Out of the blue for sure. Just wanted to let you know my comment above was responding to someones inappropriate post that was deleted. So it didn't come out of nowhere... When people post things they can delete their own post or three different people can tag it inappropriate and it automatically gets deleted :)
Brenda November 29, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Ahh I get ya Bridget. I see that sometimes where I get the comment in my email but when I go to the threat its not there. LOL I should learn to delete my posts! Or at least some of them.


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