Officials say intoxicated senior crashes her car into utility pole in Menasha

Head-on crash with other vehicles narrowly avoided
Car crashed into pole in Menasha
Car crashed into pole in Menasha(Menasha Police Department)
Published: Jan. 21, 2023 at 8:35 PM CST
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MENASHA, Wis. (WBAY) - Officers from the Menasha Police Department responded to an accident near the 800 block of Plank Road on Saturday afternoon. They found a vehicle on its side next to a power pole, with the driver trapped inside.

After interviewing witnesses, officers determined that the car was traveling eastbound on Plank Road and almost struck head-on traffic before it skidded into the power pole support lines, became airborne and landed on the passenger side.

The driver was identified as a 72-year old woman from Fox Crossing. She was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and transported to a local hospital to be evaluated.

There were no passengers in the car, and no one else harmed by the incident.