A 21-year-old Merced woman appeared in court Wednesday to faces charges in connection with an alleged drunken-driving crash that badly injured two passengers in her vehicle, according to Merced County Superior Court records.
Glennys Sandoval did not enter a plea in connection with the Feb. 25 crash on Highway 59. Her arraignment was rescheduled to March 5, according to court records.
Sandoval was identified as the driver of a 2003 Ford Explorer that crashed into a highway sign and a utility pole around 11:30 p.m. Feb. 25 on Highway 59 near Childs Avenue, said Officer Eric Zuniga of the California Highway Patrol.
Sandoval and two passengers were traveling south on Highway 59 at high speeds when she made "an unsafe turn." The vehicle crossed into the other lane of traffic and eventually crashed into the sign before it slammed into the utility pole, the CHP said.
The two passengers, Dylan Ballard, 21, of Dos Palos, and Cynthia Perez, 21, of Merced, suffered injuries and were taken to a Merced hospital for treatment.
Investigators said Sandoval "showed signs of impairment" and was arrested. She was booked into the Merced County Jail on suspicion of drunken driving causing great bodily injury. She remained in custody Thursday with bail set at $100,000, according to jail records.