HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A Sussex County woman is facing several charges including DWI after she crashed into a utility pole last week in Hackettstown.
Fawn Gilmore, 31, of Greendell was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated in a school zone, failure to possess registration card, failure to possess an insurance card, failure to report an accident, failure to maintain lane, reckless driving and careless driving.
The crash happened on Sept. 19 at around 7:40 p.m. at the intersection of Mountain Ave and Route 46. It was allegedly reported to police that driver was repeatedly ramming a sign and a telephone pole with the car, police said.
When officers arrived on scene, the vehicle was observed against the telephone pole and a sign. While the officer was talking to the driver, who was identified as Gilmore, the officer allegedly detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage, police said.
Through a police investigation, it was determined that Gilmore was travelling north on Mountain Ave in a 2003 GMC Yukon when she turned right, struck a curb before hitting a street sign and a telephone pole, police said.
Gilmore then attempted to back up and leave but continually struck the sign and telephone pole before exiting the vehicle, police said.
Gilmore suffered a facial injury and was transported by Hackettstown Rescue Squad to Hackettstown Medical Center.
Gilmore was charged and then released pending a court appearance.