Mom jailed on $60,000 bail in Foothill DUI accident

A Dayton woman was jailed Wednesday on $60,000 bail accused of driving drunk and endangering her two young sons in a rollover accident near Genoa.

The boys - a 4-month-old baby and his 3-1/2-year-old brother - were not injured because they were in child restraint seats.

Megan S. Marshall, 33, was booked at Douglas County Jail after she was taken by Care Flight to Washoe Medical Center and released to the sheriff's office following treatment for a head injury.

The children were picked up by a family member.

She is to be arraigned in East Fork Justice Court today on charges of child endangerment, driving under the influence with no priors, driving without a valid driver's license and driving left of center.

Marshall also is being held on a $25,000 warrant from Lyon County and a $7,500 warrant from Carson City for unrelated offenses.

Her total bail is $59,410.

According to Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Chuck Allen, Marshall was traveling north on Foothill Road near Muller Lane when the accident occurred at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

He said the right side tires left the roadway, Marshall overcorrected to the left, then to the right.

She traveled to the northbound shoulder, overcorrected again and the vehicle, a 1994 Range Rover, rolled twice, and landed on its wheels facing west.

According to investigators, Marshall's speech was slurred and she admitted drinking before the accident.

Allen estimated her speed at 60-70 mph in a 55-mph zone.

"It's terrible when we have to investigate an accident when little children are involved," Allen said. "Fortunately, they were not injured."

He said Marshall was wearing a seatbelt.

Results of her blood-alcohol content are pending, Allen said.

He said she refused to make a statement at the hospital.


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