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Martinsville woman arrested after DUI crash

MARTINSVILLE, VA – A woman was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after she crashed in Martinsville Thursday afternoon.

The crash happened around 2:45 p.m. at the intersection of East Church Street and Watt Street.

According to the Martinsville Police Department, a 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S was traveling west in the right-hand lane on Brookdale Street approaching the intersection with East Church Street.

The Mercedes-Benz then went through the intersection approaching Watt Street when it swerved left off the road, went across the sidewalk and came to a rest against a utility pole's guide wires.

Police said this knocked the traffic signal lights off the cable, which shattered in the street.

Police identified the driver as 67-year-old Diana Febinetz Pacifico of Mulberry Road in Martinsville.

Officers conducted a field sobriety test and arrested Pacifico for DUI. Further testing was conducted at police facilities.

She is being held at the Martinsville City Jail.


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