California mom accused of running over 7-year-old son while drunk


Sharla Joseph, 46.

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GLENDALE, Calif. — A California mother is facing DUI charges after police say she ran over her 7-year-old son’s leg while driving drunk.

KABC reports 46-year-old Sharla Joseph has been charged with child endangerment and DUI involving an injury after she ran over her son’s leg at a supermarket Saturday afternoon.

Police say the incident started with a dispute between Joseph and her two sons.

The family was leaving the store when she started arguing with the two young boys over behavioral issues. Once they got to their vehicle, she reportedly locked them out and told the boys she was leaving them behind.

As she reversed out of the parking spot, the 7-year-old boy, who was holding onto the door handle, fell to the ground and she ran over his thigh.

The child was taken to Children’s Hospital for treatment while the other son, 5, was uninjured.

Police obtained blood samples from Joseph and she was later served a warrant for felony DUI.

She is in jail on a $200,000 bond.

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