US Police: Woman who drove SUV with family off cliff was drunk

15:37  14 april  2018
15:37  14 april  2018 Source:   ap.org

Hart family crash: Jennifer Hart was driving, sheriff tells HLN

  Hart family crash: Jennifer Hart was driving, sheriff tells HLN Jennifer Hart was driving her family's SUV when it went over a California cliff last week, Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman said.The sheriff said Jennifer Hart and spouse Sarah Hart were found wearing seat belts, but three children found in the vehicle were not.

Devonte Hart, who went viral in 2014 for a photo of him in tears hugging a police officer, was missing on March 29 after his family ’s SUV went over a cliff and crashed in Northern California. ‘Affluenza’ drunk driver who killed four released from jail.

Quote: The moms who fatally veered off a California cliff with at least three of their six adopted kids were Cops say they still have no evidence Jennifer and Sarah Hart deliberately drove their SUV off the road Sarah told police that she was spanking the child and “let her anger get out of control.”

This March 28, 2018, aerial file photo taken from Alameda County Sheriff's Office drone video, courtesy of Mendocino County, shows the pullout where the SUV of Jennifer and Sarah Hart was recovered off Pacific Coast Highway 1, near Westport, Calif. On Saturday, April 7, 2018, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s office said a body has been recovered in the vicinity where the SUV plunged off a cliff, killing the family of eight in March 2018.© Alameda County Sheriff's Office via AP, File This March 28, 2018, aerial file photo taken from Alameda County Sheriff's Office drone video, courtesy of Mendocino County, shows the pullout where the SUV of Jennifer and Sarah Hart was recovered off Pacific Coast Highway 1, near Westport, Calif. On Saturday, April 7, 2018, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s office said a body has been recovered in the vicinity where the SUV plunged off a cliff, killing the family of eight in March 2018.

SAN FRANCISCO — A woman was drunk when she drove her large family off a Northern California cliff last month and her wife and several children had large amounts of a drug in their systems that can cause drowsiness, authorities said Friday.

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Police had previously said they believed the Hart family died in a suicide plunge from a scenic overlook. The crash happened just days after authorities in Washington state opened an investigation following allegations the children were being neglected.

Preliminary toxicology tests found Jennifer Hart had an alcohol level of 0.102, said California Patrol Capt. Bruce Carpenter. California drivers are considered drunk with a level of 0.08 or higher.

Toxicology tests also found that her wife Sarah Hart and two of their children had "a significant amount" of an ingredient commonly found in the allergy drug Benadryl, which can make people sleepy. Toxicology results for a third child killed are still pending, Carpenter said.

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Carpenter said none of the car's occupants were wearing seatbelts.

Sarah and Jennifer Hart and their six adopted children were believed to be in the family's SUV when it plunged off a cliff in Mendocino County, more than 160 miles (250 kilometers) north of San Francisco.

Authorities have said data from the vehicle's software suggested the crash was deliberate, though the California Highway Patrol has not concluded why the vehicle went off an ocean overlook on a rugged part of coastline. A specialized team of accident investigators is trying to figure that out with help from the FBI, Carpenter said.

"We believe that the Hart incident was in fact intentional," he said.

Carpenter said the family stopped in the small town of Naselle, Washington, near their Woodland, Washington, home, during their drive to the California cliff but that investigators are still trying to determine why they stopped there and whether they contacted anyone.

Missing children likely 'swept away' after California SUV wreck

  Missing children likely 'swept away' after California SUV wreck Three children missing for more than a week were likely inside the vehicle their mother drove off a California cliff and their bodies probably washed into the Pacific Ocean, police said on Thursday. Interviews with relatives and friends suggest all six of the family's children were inside the sports utility vehicle when it plunged off a coastal cliff on March 26, in what is thought to have been an intentional crash, Mendocino County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

Advertisement. The SUV 's speedometer was "pinned" at 90 mph, but that did not mean the car was going at that speed before falling off the cliff , Baarts said, according to the Washington Post. It is still unclear why the family left their home in Woodland to drive to California, leaving behind many family

An Idaho woman who drove her sport utility vehicle off a cliff and into a reservoir in a crash last year that killed her and her three young children did so deliberately, officials said Friday. According to local law enforcement, the SUV they family was driving in went 40ft under water before hitting the bottom.

Five bodies were found March 26 near the small city of Mendocino, a few days after Washington state authorities began investigating the Harts for possible child neglect, but three of their children were not immediately recovered from the scene.

Two more are missing and another body has been found but not identified.

The 100-foot (31-meter) drop killed the women, both 39, and their children Markis Hart, 19; Jeremiah Hart, 14; and Abigail Hart, 14. Hannah Hart, 16; Devonte Hart, 15; and Sierra Hart, 12, have not been found.

Devonte drew national attention after he was photographed in tears while hugging a white police officer during a 2014 protest.

A neighbor of the Harts in Woodland, Washington, had filed a complaint, saying the children were apparently being deprived of food as punishment.

Long before the crash, Sarah Hart pleaded guilty in 2011 to a domestic assault charge in Minnesota over what she said was a spanking given to one of her children.

And authorities have said social services officials in Oregon contacted the West Linn Police Department about the family in 2013 while they were living in the area.

Body found near cliff crash scene ID'd as one of missing Hart children .
The body of Ciera Hart, 12, Two other children, Devonte Hart and Hannah Hart, remain missing.A California sheriff's office said Tuesday that the body of a girl found near the scene of a deadly crash that killed five members of a family is that of one of the three missing children from that crash.

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