December 22, 2014

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Woman charged after driving vehicle into pond

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A woman escaped serious injury after driving into a pond on Thursday night.

Damitia Bailey, 39, of North Royalton, was driving a 2004 Buick station wagon eastbound on Route 10 at about 10 p.m. when she drove off the south side of the roadway just west of Route 83, according to Lt. Travis Hughes with the State Highway Patrol. The vehicle crashed through a fence and landed in a pond at 36590 Butternut Ridge Road.

Bailey was able to get out of the vehicle on her own, Hughes said. She was transported to University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center with minor injuries. There were no other occupants in the vehicle.

Bailey was charged with driving under the influence, Hughes said.

The incident remains under investigation.