LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro police arrested a Las Vegas woman on a misdemeanor DUI charge after finding her at home a quarter mile from where her Jeep struck a light pole on Monday afternoon, according to a police report.

The vehicle had left the scene of another collision a half mile away, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department impaired driving report said.

Brittany Lynn Hunter left the scene of the crash because she was “shaken up,” her husband, William Hunter, told officers who arrived after a call reporting the crash at about 4:20 p.m. Monday at Paradise Road and Shady Meadows Avenue in the south valley.

When officers arrived at the house, she was slumped over on the bed and wasn’t “fully responsive,” the report said. Officers reported a strong odor of alcohol and observed slurred speech and an unsteady gait when she was escorted out of the home.

William told officers that Brittany started drinking when she got home after the collision. About an hour had elapsed between the crash and officers arriving at the home. Brittany, who is either 41 or 42 years old based on information in the report, had small scrapes on her arms and reddening on her face consistent with an airbag deployment.

“The level of intoxication and signs exhibited by Brittany were not consistent with her having consumed alcohol after she arrived home, instead having consumed a large amount of alcohol prior to her driving and being involved in a vehicle collision,” the report said.

Brittany initially refused to undergo a Standard Field Sobriety Test. When asked a second time, she declined again. She also refused a Preliminary Breath Test. Later, she said she wanted her lawyer.

She was arrested and transported to University Medical Center’s Trauma Unit for clearance before being taken to the detention facility. Officers obtained a warrant and the DUI van went to UMC to take blood samples.

“Brittany did also fail to maintain lane resulting in a collision and did fail to remain on the scene of two separate collisions without providing the necessary information to the other involved drivers,” the report said.

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