Driver arrested after crashing truck into light pole with child in the vehicle

A truck struck a light pole Wednesday and the driver was arrested for being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, St. George, Utah, Jan. 27, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A woman crashed her truck into a light pole Wednesday with her child in the vehicle.

An adult female driver was arrested after crashing her Chevrolet truck into a light pole on Black Ridge Drive. St. George Police officer Lona Trombley said the driver was arrested on charges of driving under the influence with a child in the vehicle, and improper lane travel.

The Chevrolet truck was traveling north on Black Ridge Drive about 8 a.m. when the driver left the road and hit the light pole at the corner of 1470 South Street, Trombley said, adding the driver did not apply her brakes at any time before the crash.

The 6-year-old passenger in the truck was checked out by Gold Cross Ambulance paramedics and found to be uninjured, then released to family members, Trombley said. The driver was shaken up but uninjured, and was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center to be examined then released to police custody and booked into the Purgatory Correctional Facility in Hurricane.

The truck had front-end damage and was towed from the scene.

Units from the St. George Police Department and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the accident.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings. Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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