A San Bruno woman who allegedly was drunk and speeding when her vehicle slammed into another -- injuring that motorist -- must stand trial for DUI and other felonies.
Natalie Nicole Hirokawa is charged with DUI and DUI with a .08-percent or more blood alcohol content, inflicting great bodily injury on a person and having an excessive B.A.C.
She could get three years alone for the great bodily injury charge, with an enhancement for allegedly having an excessive level of alcohol in her blood.
Hirokawa on Oct. 21 allegedly was heading north on 101 at speeds of more than 70 mph when her vehicle drifted into the center divider, then as she overcorrected, veered into the middle traffic lane, where it struck another vehicle, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
The other vehicle overturned and Hirokawa's vehicle struck the concrete guardrail and stopped, Wagstaffe wrote.
California Highway Patrol officers conducted field sobriety tests and arrested Hirokawa when she failed them, the D.A. reported.
A breath test determined the suspect had a BAC of .21-percent, nearly three times the legal limit, according to authorities.
The other motorist suffered two gashes to her right arm and may need skin grafts for complete recovery, Wagstaffe said.
Information on the trial date was not immediately available Wednesday afternoon.