Aberdeen police arrested a woman on driving under the influence charges after a car hit a pole in Aberdeen earlier this week. Lieutenant Kevin Darst with the Aberdeen Police Department tells KBKW that on 10/01/16 officers assisted with a vehicle versus telephone pole collision in front of the Tobacco Depot on 1300 Sumner Avenue in Aberdeen.
The officers arrived at 2:05 a.m. Monday morning. They noticed the telephone pole on the North side of the street had been sheared off and was approximately ten feet from the base of the pole.
Darst said that the pole appeared to be hanging at an angle by three wires. The officers were speaking with another officer, who had heard the collision. When the officer arrived on scene he observed a white female walking just to the north of the vehicle.
There were two male subjects standing on the sidewalk next to the female. The officers contacted the female, and she advised that she was driving the vehicle when she hit her brakes and slid into the pole. PUD was notified. The males were contacted. One of the males stated he was in the front passenger seat and the other one advised he was in the rear passenger seat.
The vehicle had extensive front-end damage. Both the driver and passenger air bags had deployed, however, no one appeared to be injured. An odor of intoxicants was noticed, but unknown where they were coming from. The female was asked what lane she had been in, and she stated she had been in Northern-most lane.
She advised she had just came from the NW Passage, and had one drink earlier in the evening. Her eyes were watery, her speech was slurred, and she was speaking slowly. While the officers were talking to her they noticed she lost balance, and put her right foot out to maintain balance.
The female agreed to take a few voluntary field sobriety tests. She did not do very well. She was then asked if she would be willing to submit to a voluntary preliminary breath test; she agreed to do so. The sample of breath she provided returned with a reading of 0.12.
The female was advised that she was under arrest for DUI. She was transported to APD jail. Once arriving at the jail, she was sobbing and kept repeating that she was sorry. She also said that she respected police, she was cited for DUI. She was released to her boyfriend at 5:30 am.