Nanny arrested on DUI in Belmont school crash had prior DUI offense

Byby Melanie Woodrow
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Nanny arrested on DUI in school crash had prior DUI offense
A nanny police say drove through a fence at a Belmont elementary school, had a prior DUI offense, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney.

BELMONT, Calif. -- Belmont Police arrested Evgeniya Martynova, 64, on Monday for driving under the influence and child endangerment after they say she crashed into a fence at Cipriani Elementary School.

An 11-year-old student outside the school was hurt by the crash. Cipriani's principal sent a message to parents Tuesday saying the boy has minor injuries and is recovering at home.

Martynova, police said, had an infant in the car and was on her way to pick up another child at the time of the wreck.

One day later, the damaged fence had caution tape on it, and a yellow sign that read: "Drive Safely and Slowly," a reminder to parents that the incident could have been worse.

"She could have hit anybody on the sidewalk," parent Frayne Sunahara said. "I walk past here, so it could have been me. It could have been any one of the kids."

Sunahara says his son, a classmate of the injured boy, witnessed the accident.

"[My son] was coming up the stairs, and he heard the crash. He looked and saw the car rolling down into the grass area," Sunahara said. "He was frightened."

Martynova is out of jail and scheduled to be arraigned July 18.

She pleaded no contest to previous DUI charges in May of 2015 and was sentenced to three years probation and two days in jail, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

She was being held on a $50,000 bond.