Police: Impaired driver crossed center line, hit patrol car
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 1, 2012
SALISBURY — Authorities said an impaired driver crossed the center line and sideswiped a Cadillac and a Salisbury Police car Tuesday afternoon on Brenner Avenue.
Rebecca Ball, of Kern Street, was charged with no operator’s license, driving while impaired and crossing the center line after officers gave her a field sobriety test near the intersection of Brenner Avenue and Milford Hills Road about 2 p.m.
Officer Brad Jordan was traveling north on Brenner Avenue about 1 p.m. when he saw Ball, who was driving a white Nissan Altima, began to veer across the lane, said Salisbury Police Lt. Andy Efird.
Ball hit the side of a gold-colored Cadillac, ripping off the side mirror, and then hit the side of Jordan’s patrol car, Efird said.
She continued about a hundred feet before coming to a halt. Her front left wheel was sideways.
“She appeared to be under the influence,” Efird said.
The driver of the Cadillac was not injured, police said.
Investigating officer D.P. Fleming took the 48-year-old to the hospital for a blood alcohol test.
She was given a $1,000 bond.