Walnut Hill, Florida - A woman (63) has been charged with DUI after veering off Highway 97, hitting a power pole, and continuing into a ditch. The accident occurred at around 1:15 a.m., north of Tungoil Road. The Florida Highway Patrol, Escambia County EMS, and the Walnut Hill Station of Escambia Fire Rescue responded to the accident scene, however the driver refused medical transportation. According to Escambia River Electric, 52 customers reported a loss of power due to damage sustained by the power pole.
The driver has been released from the Escambia County Jail on a $1,000 bond.