An Evarts woman who was ejected from her vehicle during a Monday morning wreck is facing a DUI charge.
According to a press release, at approximately 8:40 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 10 in Harlan was notified of a possible injury collision on U.S. 421 near Cawood.
When KSP Master Trooper Michael H. Cornett arrived, he discovered that a silver 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer that was owned and operated by Paula Cox, 52, of Evarts, was traveling south on U.S. 421 and ran off the roadway.
According to the release, the vehicle started to slide sideways then began to overturn. The Trailblazer flipped approximately six to seven times and Cox was ejected from the vehicle while her husband, Phillip Cox, 47, of Evarts, remained inside.
Both occupants were taken to the Harlan ARH Hospital for treatment. Paula Cox was later transferred to Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn.
Paula Cox was cited to court for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, first offense.
In another Monday morning mishap, at approximately 9:50 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 10 received a 911 call of a collision on KY 987 at Smith.
When Trooper Jimmy Halcomb arrived he discovered that a red Ford Contour that was owned and operated by Thelma Daniels, 66, of Smith, was traveling east on KY 987 and struck an earth embankment on the westbound shoulder of the highway.
According to the release, the vehicle started to slide sideways then began crossing both lanes of travel on KY 987.
Daniels was transported to Harlan ARH Hospital. The collision is still under investigation by Halcomb.