A woman, identified as 34-year-old Samantha Clemmons, is facing charges of driving while impaired after crashing into two metal fences and a daycare playset in Roanoke Rapids, according to the local police department. The incident occurred around 10:02 p.m. on Virginia Street, where Clemmons ran off the road, hitting the fences and a child’s playset at a nearby daycare center. When officers arrived at the scene, they reported smelling alcohol on Clemmons, and she consented to a Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST), during which she displayed “numerous signs of impairment.”
Clemmons refused all other roadside testing, leading to her arrest. She was taken to the police department for Intoxilyzer breath testing, but she reportedly refused the test after several attempts. The police obtained a search warrant to seek a blood sample from a local hospital. Clemmons faces charges of driving while impaired, careless and reckless driving, and injury to real property. She was released under a $750 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 12. The incident highlights the potential dangers and legal consequences of impaired driving.