Drunken San Mateo fire station crash suspect in court

The Oakland woman accused of a crashing her car into a San Mateo fire station while drunk last summer, injuring her 17-year-old daughter, was set to return to court Tuesday.

Lasheena Cardona is scheduled to appear at a pretrial conference on charges stemming from the July 11 crash in which her blood alcohol level tested at .31 percent, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

Her blood sample was taken 90 minutes after the car crash, Wagstaffe said.

According to prosecutors, Cordona was driving her daughter in the East Bay, got lost, then ended up crossing the San Mateo Bridge. As she drove westbound, she “started talking incoherently and stated she was having trouble seeing,” Wagstaffe said.

She exited at De Anza Boulevard, where she lost control and crashed into a fire station and a parked fire truck. Her daughter suffered facial laceration needing nine sutures in the crash, Wagstaffe said.

Cardona was already on probation for a misdemeanor drunk driving conviction in 2008, the district attorney added.

 Cordona is out of custody after posting $100,000 bail on Sept. 16.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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