SAN LEANDRO -- A 40-year-old San Leandro woman suspected of drunken driving and crashing a stolen pickup truck into a liquor store Tuesday night has been identified as Rosa Figueroa.

No one was injured inside House of Liquors at 1167 Manor Blvd. during the evening crash, but Figueroa was taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries, Lt. Robert McManus said.

After the wreck, police said they learned Figueroa had allegedly stolen her elderly mother's pickup truck before the crash. Family members did not know the truck was stolen until they saw media coverage about the wreck.

Prosecutors have charged Figueroa with driving under the influence, auto theft and elder abuse. Figueroa, also discovered to be on probation for elder abuse charges, remained jailed on $5,000 bail on Friday. She is set to be arraigned on the charges next week.

Figueroa walked into the store about 9:30 p.m. She reportedly purchased something, left the store and got into her pickup, McManus said.

A store clerk told police he heard an engine revving and the next thing he knew, the vehicle had crashed into the building.

Officers found Figueroa, who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, standing outside the truck holding car keys, McManus said. Witnesses identified her as the truck's driver, according to police. Toxicology results are still pending.


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City officials posted warnings on the business, declaring the building unstable because it sustained major damage, McManus said. A temporary post was put into place by Alameda County firefighters to support the building's roof.

Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.