A Buzzards Bay woman is facing multiple charges after crashing her car on Main Street last Wednesday afternoon, May 22.
Police were called to the intersection of Main and Jarves streets at 2:56 PM for a report of a car having crashed into a utility pole. Upon arrival, they found a wrecked Kia Sedona in the middle of Main Street with the driver standing outside of the vehicle, speaking with paramedics.
She told police that she was on her cellphone at the time of the crash, but did not remember exactly what happened.
The 38-year-old woman was evaluated by paramedics, but was not initially taken to the hospital. When she spoke to police about the crash, they noted that her speech was slurred, her eyes were glassy and bloodshot, and she appeared to be confused.
The woman asked an officer to retrieve her cellphone and pocketbook from her car. When the officers did so, they saw a paper bag in the car and an empty nip bottle of alcohol. When the officer picked up the bag it tore. Twenty empty nip bottles and four full ones were found.
The woman was given a series of field sobriety tests, which she failed.
Police also found the woman in possession of several prescription medications, including OxyContin, Alprazolam, and Diazapam.
She was taken to Cape Cod Hospital for evaluation.
As a result of the crash, the woman will be summoned to court on charges of operating under the influence of liquor (third offense), negligent operation of a motor vehicle, possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, speeding, possession of a Class E drug, possession of a Class B drug, and possession of a Class C drug.