Just after midnight Tuesday a Lincoln County Deputy was dispatched to a report of a single vehicle traffic crash on N. Slick Rock Creek Rd near Otis. The driver of the vehicle reported she had left the roadway and struck a utility pole.
The deputy and his sergeant arrived at the crash finding that a 2013 Ford Fiesta had been headed northbound with Gabrielle Palumbo age 27 of Neskowin at the wheel. The deputies determined that she failed to negotiate a curve in the 900 block. The vehicle left the road and struck a utility pole. Fortunately Ms. Palumbo did not suffer any serious injuries from the crash.
During the investigation the deputies observed signs of impairment and arrested Ms. Palumbo for Drunk Driving. Ms. Palumbo’s vehicle was impounded and she was transported to the Lincoln County Jail where she provided a blood test yielding a blood-alcohol level of .22% – nearly three time the legal limit.
With charges of driving drunk and speeding, Ms. Paulumbo was lodged in the Lincoln County Jail on $30,000 bail.