DUII driver hits power pole, crashes into creek on Yaquina Bay Rd.

DUII driver hits power pole, crashes into creek on Yaquina Bay Rd.
Crash on Yaquina Bay Rd. - Photo from Lincoln County Sheriff's Dept.

NEWPORT, Ore. -- A Toledo woman faces multiple charges after she crashed into a telephone pole before driving into a creek Friday morning, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said.

A deputy was called out to Yaquina Bay Road at around 10:10 a.m. Friday after getting reports a car crashing into an estuary.

The deputy arrived to find a broken power pole, powerlines hanging low over the road and a Mitsubishi Galant in the water.

The driver, Nemoria Villagomez, 29 of Toledo, told the deputy she was heading west on the road when she lost control of her car going around a curve, struck a utility pole and continued off the side of the road.

Officials said Villagomez had signs of impairment. The deputy arrested Villagomez after she failed a field sobriety test. She also refused to take a breath test at the Lincoln County Jail.

Jail staff found that Villagomez had prescription medication without a prescription during the booking process, officials said.

Villagomez was charges with DUII, reckless driving, criminal mischief and unlawful possession of a prescription medication. She was also issued a citation for refusing the breath test.

The Central Lincoln People's Utility District repaired the damaged pole. Crews closed the road for several hours while they made the repairs.