Woman drives past road closed sign, cited for DUI in McCracken Co.

Woman drives past road closed sign, cited for DUI in McCracken Co.
A woman was injured and cited for a DUI after she drove past a road closed sign on the Old Ledbetter Bridge. (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - A woman was injured and cited for a DUI after she drove past a road closed sign on the Old Ledbetter Bridge.

At 7:47 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, law enforcement was dispatched to a collision at the intersection of US60/Camelback.

53-year-old Sharla Jo Smith of Paducah drove her SUV past the road closed sign, through the orange barrels and through the guardrail at that dead end.

A witness reported the collision despite Smith begging her not to call police.

Smith was transported to a local hospital by ambulance with injuries.

Due to her injuries, Smith was not arrested but was cited with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence and Failure of Owner to Maintain Insurance.

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