A 24-year-old Riverbank woman was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after her crashed into a utility pole and overturned on a rural road in Calaveras County Sunday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol reported Tuesday.
Laura Lopez Tafoya suffered minor injuries in the crash just west of Rancho Calaveras.
The CHP said she was treated at Mark Twain Hospital in San Andreas before she was released and booked at the Calaveras County Jail. The crash occurred shortly before 3:30 p.m. on Highway 26, just west of Nicholls Road.
The CHP said Tafoya was driving a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta heading east on the highway and made an unsafe turn due to her extreme intoxication.
Her car went off the road and stuck the utility pole, before rolling over and hitting a nearby home's fence.
The CHP said Tafoya asked a witness at the crash site not to call police and refused treatment from medics. An investigating officer found her to be drunk and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to the CHP.
Traffic on the highway was closed in both directions due to the damage to the utility pole. No other vehicle was involved in the crash.