CLEARFIELD -- A 50-year-old Bountiful woman faces a second DUI charge after crashing a car into a light pole, driving on and then hitting a fire hydrant. The incident occurred the night before she was to appear in court for a sentencing hearing on another DUI guilty plea.
Michele Gerrard Roberts appeared Wednesday in 2nd District Court in Farmington before Judge Michael G. Allphin.
Clearfield police booked Roberts into Davis County Jail on Tuesday after finding her unconscious in a Dodge Nitro, which had crashed into a fire hydrant near Taco Time on Antelope Drive, said Assistant Police Chief Mike Stenquist.
She was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, collision with an unattended vehicle or other property, driving on a revoked or suspended license and no alcohol conditional license.
She has since posted bail.
Stenquist said officers were called at 7 p.m. Tuesday to the 7-Eleven at 976 W. 1700 South after witnesses saw a woman, driving a Dodge Nitro, crash into a light pole.
When officers arrived, the car and the woman were gone.
At 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers were called back to the area when a witness saw the car leaving a field behind Taco Time, just west of the 7-Eleven.
The driver then crashed the car into a fire hydrant, Stenquist said. When officers arrived, Roberts was unconscious in the driver's seat of the car.
Medical personnel arrived, but by then, Roberts was conscious and refused medical treatment.
"Officers smelled an odor of alcohol, and Ms. Roberts also showed poor balance," Stenquist said.
She refused to take a Breathalyzer test, Stenquist said, so officers got a warrant and drew her blood.
As of Thursday, charges for the Clearfield case had not been filed in 2nd District Court. The Davis County Attorney's Office is waiting for the blood-alcohol results before filing any charges.
Roberts had a sentencing hearing scheduled for Wednesday, in another incident, for third-degree felony driving under the influence of alcohol.
Roberts had pleaded guilty to that charge Sept. 12, 2011.
Another sentencing hearing has been set for Jan. 30.
Roberts had been arrested by Bountiful police Dec. 12, 2010, after running a red light and getting involved in an accident, according to court documents.
Blood taken from Roberts at that time showed she had a blood-alcohol level of 0.29, above the legal limit of 0.08.