Sonora police responding to a report of a vehicle down an embankment reportedly found a very drunk driver who had her 6-year-old daughter in the car.
According to a news release, officers were called to the scene on Stockton Road near the Mother Lode Fairground at 7:04 p.m. Saturday. They found a 1999 Subaru Legacy Outback with major front end damage off the south side of the road near the west end of the fairgrounds.
The car had hit a large Sonora Rotary sign, destroying it, before going down the embankment and hitting a small tree and the fairgrounds fence.
Authorities said the driver, identified as Megan Bunow, 25, of Mi-Wuk Village was extremely intoxicated and uncooperative. A preliminary alcohol screening test showed Bunows blood alcohol level to be more than three times the legal limit.
Her daughter, secured in a child safety seat, was not hurt. Bunow had cuts and scraped to her face and forehead. She was taken to Sonora Regional Medical Center.
While at the hospital, Bunow kicked an officer, police said. She was treated and then taken to Tuolumne County Jail and booked on charges of felony child endangerment, misdemeanor driving under the influence and misdemeanor assault on a police officer.
The little girl was released to a family member.