A naked, allegedly intoxicated woman was cited for failure to maintain control of her vehicle early Saturday morning after the SUV she was driving allegedly struck three parked vehicles on the same side of the street in Council Bluffs.
Police were called after they received a report that the driver of a 2003 Dodge Durango traveling north on South 11th Street had hit a parked 1998 Honda and a 1999 Saturn. The collision with the Saturn pushed that car into a 2002 Ford Ranger pickup. The Durango was disabled by the crash, but a witness told officers the woman driving the Durango tried to put it into gear one more time, before stepping out — quote — “completely naked.”
The witness gave the woman a robe and, when police arrived, the witness identified the woman as the driver of the SUV.
Twenty-three-year old Nicole M. Smith of Council Bluffs reportedly told police she had been drinking and that she “just wanted to go home.” Smith was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries and to determine her blood-alcohol content.
Police cited her for driving with an expired registration, failure to maintain control and no proof of insurance. Damage to the vehicles involved in the crash amounted to an estimated $17,500.
(Reporting by Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic)