Yarenit Liliana Malihan, the Pleasanton resident arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter after a fatal crash on Interstate 680 in September, was taken into custody in Pleasanton for public intoxication on Friday afternoon.
Malihan, 40, was booked at Santa Rita Jail and released around 1 a.m. Saturday, according to Pleasanton Police Department Lt. Kurt Schlehuber.
Schlehuber said officers responded to the intersection of Bernal Avenue and Sunol Boulevard shortly after noon Friday and found Malihan "extremely intoxicated."
"Like we do with most people that are that intoxicated, we treated it as a medical case," Schlehuber said.
Malihan was taken to Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton for treatment. But just before 2 p.m., police received a call that she had walked away from the emergency room before she was done being treated, according to Schlehuber.
A short while later, police found Malihan at the corner of Owens Drive and West Las Positas Boulevard near the hospital and arrested her on suspicion of public intoxication, according to the lieutenant. She was taken back to the hospital for further treatment, then booked into Santa Rita Jail.
Malihan was issued a citation, which Schlehuber said is "pretty common" for a public intoxication charge. Pleasanton police have forwarded the case to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office for review.
Most public intoxication cases are not charged, Schlehuber said.
Malihan has not been charged in the I-680 crash in San Ramon that killed 3-year-old Elijah Dunn on Sept. 9.
The Contra Costa County DA's office began reviewing that case in January. Deputy district attorney Derek Butts said in an email Tuesday that he is hopeful a filing decision could be made "within a couple of weeks."
According to the initial crash report from the California Highway Patrol, 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 Dunn and injuring his mother, brother and sister.
Malihan, who was reported at the time of the crash to be married to an Alameda County Sheriff's deputy, was sentenced in a separate DUI case in December.
Malihan pleaded no contest to misdemeanor DUI and child cruelty charges for reportedly driving while intoxicated with her daughter in the car in June. She was sentenced in Alameda County Superior Court to three years probation, with 106 days credit for time served in jail. She was also required to pay roughly $2,200 in fines, ordered to take online parenting classes and told not to drink "to excess," according to court records.