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Lackawanna woman arrested for DWI after striking pole with car

Posted: 10:08 AM, May 06, 2017
Updated: 2017-05-08 11:26:14-04

A Lackawanna woman was arrested early Saturday morning for Driving While Intoxicated after striking a utility pole in Orchard Park, police say.

According to Orchard Park Police, Michele Hernandez said she swerved to avoid hitting a deer. Police say they gave Hernandez a field sobriety test, which she failed.

Hernandez was then taken into custody and transported back to Orchard Park Police Department, where police say breath test showed she had a blood alcohol content of .14 percent. 

Police remained on the scene at Berg and Bieler Road for a few hours after the accident until NYSEG was able to address the unsafe utility pole. 

Hernandez is due back in court on May 30th.