Riverside woman runs over father, fatally injuring him, police say


A Riverside woman ran over her father Friday evening, fatally injuring him, when he tried to stop her from driving while intoxicated, authorities said.

Witnesses told Riverside police that Soukvilay Barton, 37, had been drinking and arguing with family members at their home in the 14000 block of Bush Avenue about 6 p.m. when she decided to leave.

She got into her 2003 BMW convertible, which was parked in the garage. Bounmy Rajsombath, 69, stood behind the car to prevent her from driving drunk.


Barton backed the car out of the garage into the driveway, striking her father, police said. She stopped the car when she realized what happened. Rajsombath was transported to Riverside Community Hospital, where he died.

Barton was arrested at the scene on suspicion of DUI and is being held at the Riverside County Jail. Police said further charges were pending.