INTOX WOMAN STRIKES POLE
COMES CLOSE TO HITTING CHURCHElyria – A woman was arrested early Monday morning after crashing her Jeep into a cable box on Bath Street and nearly striking St. Agnes Church.
Terry Burkes said that the woman had been arguing shortly before the crash occurred. “She was down the street fighting with people who were trying to keep her from driving cause they knew she had been drinking but she just kept fighting them. Then she left and almost hit one guy before she drove across the lawn to leave.”
Burkes and other witnesses at the scene said the woman headed up Bath Street at a high rate of speed nearly striking a pole on Bath. “When she got up to Lake Ave she blew right through the stop sign and we all thought that she was going to hit a pole on the other side of Lake Ave. Then for whatever reason she turned around to come back and that is when she went off the road by the church.”
The woman went off the left side of the road striking a cable box, utility pole and fence. Witnesses say that the fence is probably what kept her from hitting the church building.
Police had the woman perform a field sobriety test at the scene… She failed and was taken into custody for OVI.
No injuries were reported.