FARMINGTON — A Shiprock woman was sentenced to 21 months in prison for an assault charged that stemmed from a drunken driving crash.
Tina Benally, 38, was arrested March 6 on suspicion of assault and child abuse. On March 2, 2012, Benally was intoxicated and drove her vehicle into a semi-truck, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Mexico.
There were two passengers with her, including a young child. An adult in the car suffered multiple broken bones and required surgery.