VIDEO: Sheriff’s deputy’s wife arrested in deadly crash had prior DUI


ALAMEDA COUNTY (KRON) — The woman who was arrested for the crash that killed a 3-year-old boy in San Ramon had previously been arrested for another DUI and child endangerment incident.

Elijah Dunn died in a crash on northbound Interstate Highway 680 on September 9. Yarenit Liliana Malihan, a 39-year-old resident of Pleasanton, was arrested for felony driving under the influence.

On June 7, Malihan was pulled over with a child her car and arrested on the 400 block of Mission Drive in Pleasanton at 7:50 p.m. She was booked into Santa Rita Jail on misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence and child endangerment.

Authorities found that her blood alcohol content was over the legal limit. It was a drug-related DUI, according to KRON’s Spencer Blake.

On July 27, Malihan was charged with a misdemeanor DUI and child endangerment.

In that case, she was a first-time offender, according to DMV spokesman Jaime Garza. Her driver’s license was due to be suspended on Jul. 7.

There are no reported convictions from the Jun. 7 case, Garza said.

On June 30, Malihan contacted the Oakland Driver Safety Office to schedule a hearing at which time Oakland Driver Safety “stayed” the suspension which ends the suspension until the hearing date. It is scheduled for Oct. 18, Garza said.

“There have been no holds against this driver or the driving privilege since Jun. 30, 2016,” Garza said.

“The DMV Admin Per Se hearing will determine whether the person who has been charged with a DUI can continue to drive. The criminal portion of the case is handled by the courts. If the courts make a ruling prior to the hearing, the DMV will typically follow the court’s lead,” Garza added.

Below is the charging document filed against Malihan and the mugshot from the prior DUI.

Booking photo of Malihan



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