The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office has begun reviewing the case and is considering whether to file charges against Yarenit Liliana Malihan, the Pleasanton resident arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter after a crash on Interstate 680 in San Ramon in September that killed a toddler.
The DA's office received the California Highway Patrol's final investigation report Monday, spokeswoman Bobbi Mauler confirmed Tuesday. She said it would be "at least a week or two" before a filing decision would be made.
CHP public information officer Derek Reed said earlier this month that the agency's investigation was waiting on a report from the coroner before it could be finalized.
According to the CHP's initial crash report, Malihan's Toyota Sequoia slammed into the back of a black Toyota Camry parked on the shoulder of northbound I-680 near Bollinger Canyon Road, killing 3-year-old Elijah Dunn on Sept. 9. The 3-year-old's mother also suffered major injuries in the crash, and his brother and sister sustained minor injuries.
Malihan was treated for minor injuries and then arrested by CHP officers and booked into jail following a drug recognition test. She was released on bail the next day.
The CHP said at the time that Malihan had a valid driver's license and no prior DUI convictions -- though it later came to light that she had another DUI case pending at the time.
Malihan, who is married to an Alameda County Sheriff's deputy, recently resolved that separate misdemeanor DUI case, which stemmed from a June incident in Pleasanton in which she reportedly drove while intoxicated with her daughter in the car.
She was sentenced in Alameda County Superior Court to three years probation, with 106 days credit for time served in jail, after pleading no contest to misdemeanor DUI and child cruelty. She was also required to pay roughly $2,200 in fines and ordered to take online parenting classes, according to court records.