Alabama woman arrested after crashing into power pole on Walnut Avenue in Dalton while DUI
According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, on Sunday, August 23rd, 2020, at approximately 1:01 AM, Officer Kell was traveling eastbound on West Walnut Avenue near South Thornton Avenue when he noticed that a silver passenger car had wrecked out into a power pole. The driver Chelsie Hall, 23 of Jasper, Alabama, was talking on the phone when the officer approached. Officer Kell opened her door and asked if she was ok, to which she stated she was but had what she stated felt like "burn marks" on her legs. She was asked it she needed EMS, to which she stated she did not. Officer Kell asked her how the crash had happened. Chelsie stated that she had turned right at the red light and "cut it too sharp." Officer Cell stated, "This did not make sense to me, due to the turn being approximately 125 feet from where she had collided with the power pole." While talking with Chelsie, Officer Kell detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her mouth area. Officer Kell stated, "[I] then asked if she had anything to drink this day, to which she stated she did." "[I] asked how much she had to drink and how long ago it was, to which she stated two beers at around 21:00 hours." After being asked again how that she turned right, was on her phone, "Heading to the pub," and was not paying attention when she crashed. Officer Cook and Officer McCarver arrived on the scene around this time to assist. Chelsie, she stated she did not mind doing some sobriety tests. Prior to beginning the test, Chelsie stated she did not have a good balance and further stated, "This is why [I] wasn't a cheerleader." Chelsie showed many clues of impermanent during the tests. The eye test was stopped due too Chelsie continuing to blink and continuing to stop the test because of laughing. Chelsie blew into the Alco-Sensor, showing a reading of 0.146. Chelsie was then placed under arrest for DUI, driving under the influence of alcohol. Chelsie then consented to the stated administered test of her breath. At the Whitfield County Jail, Officer Castillo administered the Intoxilyzer 9000 test. Chelsie's sample came back to reading 0.139. Chelsie was cited for DUI 0.08 grams or more, failure to maintain lane, hands-free violation.