California: Athina Marlene Cook 2nd time at bat for DUI hit pregnant woman head-on

Lakeport Police Department

Athina Marlene Cook DUI Lakeport Police 012316

Athina Marlene Cook DUI Lakeport Police 012316

According to the Lakeport Police Department, on Friday, January 22, 2016, at approximately 10:30 PM, Lakeport Police Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Lakeport Blvd. to investigate the report of a head-on vehicle collision.  While en route to the scene officers were further advised that one of the involved drivers may be intoxicated.

Upon arrival, officers determined that two vehicles, a blue 2012 Scion IQ (Suspect Vehicle) and a red 1999 Honda CRV (Victim Vehicle), had collided head-on in the east bound lane of Lakeport Blvd.  The driver of the victim vehicle was identified as a 19-year-old Lakeport female who is approximately nine months pregnant. At the time of the collision is was not known if she suffered any serious injuries.  A 21-year-old Lakeport male was riding as a passenger in the Honda, and he suffered serious injuries including possible broken bones.  Both victims were transported to Sutter Lakeside Hospital for treatment.  No further information on their condition is available at this time.

During the investigation, officers gathered information to indicate that at the time of the collision, the suspect vehicle was traveling west in the eastbound lane of Lakeport Blvd. at up to 60 MPH.

Athina Marlen Cook crash photo Lakeport Police Dept Calif. 012316

Athina Marlen Cook crash photo Lakeport Police Dept Calif. 012316

The driver of the suspect vehicle was identified as 31-year-old Kelseyville resident Athina Marlene Cook.  Emergency medical units from the Lakeport Fire Protection District (LFPD) evaluated Cook at the scene and determined that she did not have any injuries requiring her to be transported to a hospital.  Officers evaluated Cook, determined that she was intoxicated and placed her under arrest.  During the investigation, officers determined that Cook was currently on probation for a prior drunk driving conviction.

Officers transported Cook to Sutter Lakeside Hospital where she submitted to a blood alcohol test and was also medically cleared for booking.  Her blood alcohol results are not currently available.  Cook was then transported to the Lake County Correctional Facility where she was booked for felony drunk driving causing injury, reckless driving on a highway, driving while on drunk driving court probation, reckless driving causing a specified injury, reckless driving with injury and for being in violation of probation. She remains in custody on an NO BAIL hold.


Lakeport Police Officers last arrested Cook for drunk driving on October 7, 2012,  at approximately 2:00 AM after she came close to hitting an officer and three citizens on Armstrong St. while driving with a blood alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit.  In this case, the officer was only able to order the citizens out of the way, and himself get out of the way within seconds of being hit.

The suspect vehicle was impounded for evidence and is pending further examination.  This investigation remains ongoing if anyone witnessed this collision or has information regarding Cook’s intoxicated and dangerous driving before the collision, we ask that you contact Officer Dustin Roderick at 707-263-5491 Extension 17 or by email at or Sergeant Mike Sobieraj at 707-263-5491 Extension 14 or by email

We ask that all drivers keep our streets safe and not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs – “Call a friend, family member or a taxi, it is not worth risking other people’s lives.”  Please call 911 to report all suspected drunk drivers on our streets and highways.  Lakeport Police patrol officers will continue to aggressively search for those choosing to drive impaired and endangering our streets.

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COOK, ATHINA MARLENE is a Licensed Vocational Nurse licensed to practice in California. This nurse license is not current. The license was granted 10/04/2006 and expired on 05/31/2010.