A Garden City woman was arrested on Monday after she was allegedly driving under the influence and struck a utility pole, causing her children to receive minor injuries.
At 10:41 a.m. Monday, Garden City Police were dispatched to the intersection of Jenny and Summit Streets for a reported car accident.
When the Officers arrived on the scene, they identified the driver of the accident as 28-year old Tara Saunders, 1612 Buffalo Jones Rd.
The investigation revealed that Saunders was westbound in the 1300 block of Jenny when her 1993 Chevrolet Tahoe struck a utility pole. Saunders was not injured in the accident, though her two sons who were seated in the back seat, suffered minor injuries. They were treated and released to the father on the scene.
Saunders exhibited signs of impairment and was arrested on allegations of driving under the influence. She was lodged in the Finney County Jail and could face the possible charges of DUI and Endangerment of a Child.
The collision caused significant damage to Saunders’ vehicle and had to be towed from the scene. The damage to the utility pole was estimated at $5,000.