Emergency C-section for pregnant California woman hit by accused repeat DUI driver

Monday, August 27, 2018

A woman had to undergo an emergency C-section Saturday because of complications she suffered as a victim in a drunk driving crash.

Police in Porterville, California, arrested 27-year-old Carlos Ortiz after they found out his blood alcohol content was 0.17 -- more than twice the legal limit -- when he ran a stop sign at Morton and York and crashed into another car, where the pregnant woman was a passenger.

Police say Ortiz also had a suspended license because of a prior DUI. He's in jail Sunday morning with a $100,000 bond.

Officers say the mother and child should make a full recovery. Her husband also suffered injuries in the crash and doctors are treating him at a different hospital.