A 22-year-old Plymouth woman faces drunken driving charges after she allegedly smashed her car into a town vehicle on Sunday morning, barely missing two workers who were at the Pond Street site .
Employees of the Braintree Water and Sewer Department were repairing the underground pipe at the Wayne Avenue intersection at about 5 a.m. when they had to jump out of the way to avoid the woman's vehicle, which damaged their tools, Deputy Chief Russell Jenkins said in a statement.
The woman was not named because she had yet to be charged. She was transported to South Shore Hospital after being "confrontational" with paramedics and firefighters, Jenkins said. None of the town workers were injured and the Plymouth women sustained only minor injuries.
Prior to leaving for the hospital, Jenkins said, a police officer smelled alcohol on her and made other observations of intoxication. Police also found an open alcoholic beverage container "cold to the touch" on the floor in the passenger area.
"Witnesses stated that the woman came over a hill on Pond Street at a high rate of speed, crossed over into the opposite travel lane and struck the water department truck on the driver's side," Jenkins said. "After striking the truck, the vehicle continued down the hill headed straight toward where two men were working, before jumping a curb and coming to rest on the sidewalk."
The woman will face charges of operating under the influence of alcohol, failure to keep within marked lanes and drinking from an open container of alcohol while driving.