Sara Haderle, 36, is not what one would call a model mother and Superior Court Judge Clifford Cretan is not what one would call a task master judge. Haderle left her 2-year-old and 3-year-old children at home. The pregnant mother then drove drunk, wrecked her car, and then tried to flee the accident. For that litany of offenses, Cretan calculated 90 days as an appropriate punishment.
After rear-ending another car in Redwood City about 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 15, she ran from the scene and later struggled with police as they tried to arrest her.
One child was found wandering outside while the other was barely dressed. It seem unimaginable that she would be allowed to return to her children. Moreover, it seems unlikely that most people would face a light sentence like this one for drunk driving, resisting arrest, and child abandonment.
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