Accused Drunken Driver With Mangled Car: 'I Hit A Racoon'
The information in this report is from the Solon Police. An arrest does not mean a conviction.
It must have been a massive racoon.
On Oct. 6 at about 1:30 a.m., police received a call that someone was driving the wrong way on westbound U.S. 422.
A 24-year-old woman was arrested and charged with drunken driving after she was seen driving a mangled car the wrong way on the grassy median between U.S. 422., according to Solon Police.
She told police that she damaged her car -- which was missing a rearview mirror, had flat tires and had extensive damage along the driver's side -- when she hit a racoon, according to the police report.
A racoon was never found along the road, and police gave the woman a sobriety test. She registered a .148 blood-alcohol level, more than the legal limit of .08.
Arrested and charged with drunken driving was Mikaela Johnson, 24, of Hiram.