A Costa Mesa woman was being held on $1 million bail Wednesday after an alleged drunk-driving crash, which one paramedic said was the worst he's ever seen, killed her 6-year-old son.
Julie Ann Smith, 46, was arrested on suspicion of felony drunk driving. She was released from the hospital and booked into Orange County Jail on Wednesday, said California Highway Patrol Officer Jennifer Hink.
"If you've ever ripped an aluminum can in half…. that's pretty much what the car resembled," said Newport Beach Firefighter Paramedic Jude Olivas, who was among the first rescuers at the crash scene on the Corona del Mar Freeway (73) in Newport Beach on Tuesday night.