A Bell County woman was cited to court over the weekend after being involved in a one-vehicle wreck on U.S. 119.
According to a press release from the Bell County Sheriff’s Department, Bell County Dispatch received a call of a wreck with injuries on U.S. 119 Sunday shortly after 9 a.m.
The release states that upon arrival, Lt. Dan Tuttle was the first to arrive on scene. Tuttle reports he found a 1999 Chevy Monte Carlo in a ditchline. The car was believed to have been driven by the owner, Robin Taylor, 33, of Hulen, at the time of the wreck. Tuttle states he determined that just prior to the wreck, Taylor was traveling southbound on U.S. 119, in the area of Tanyard Hill, when she lost control of the vehicle, ultimately ending up in the ditchline. Tuttle reports that after losing control of the vehicle, Taylor is said to have crossed the roadway into the ditch on the opposite side of U.S.119. It is believed the vehicle first struck a culvert before hitting an embankment. After hitting the embankment, the car came to rest on its top in the ditchline which is where it was when officials arrived on scene.
Taylor was transported via Bell County EMS to Pineville Community Hospital for treatment of injuries.
Officials say Taylor has been charged with third-offense operating a motor vehicle under the influence, failure to notify address change to the department of transportation, and failure to wear seat belt. Due to her injuries, Taylor was not booked into the detention center but was instead simply cited to court.
The Bell County Volunteer Fire Department also assisted with the wreck.