HIGH POINT — A woman who police say was under the influence of alcohol left a trail of destruction early Thursday in a north High Point neighborhood before she crashed into a fire hydrant and overturned her vehicle.
Tiffney Allison Foushee, 40, of 1503 Verdun Drive in Greensboro hit mailboxes, bushes, small trees, trash cans and four vehicles along Longbow Court, Windstream Way, Queenswood Lane and Tuxford Lane, police said.
High Point police found her trapped in a silver Toyota pick-up on Hickswood Road, shortly after 5:30 a.m. She was treated and released at High Point Regional Hospital for minor injuries. There were no injuries to anyone else.
Foushee was charged with driving while impaired, driving without insurance, 11 counts of hit and run, and failing to reduce speed to avoid a crash. Police said her speed did not exceed 35 mph.
Windstream Way residents Robert and Linda Rives were abruptly awakened when someone crashed into both their cars.
“We heard this terrible ‘bang, bang, bang,’ ” Linda Rives said. “I told my husband it was a car wreck as soon as I heard it. ”
Major damage was done to both cars, and the grille from Foushee’s truck was found between those vehicles.
Robert Rives’ car — a 1998 Nissan Sentra he’s had for just two weeks — is unsalvageable .
The couple spent most of Thursday assessing the damage and gathering insurance information. But the news was grim since Foushee didn’t have insurance and the Rives family didn’t have collision coverage on their cars.
Still, Linda Rives tried to think positively: “At least one car is driveable and no one was hurt. It could have been worse.”
Foushee’s blood alcohol results will be reviewed by the SBI, said Barry Roberts of the High Point Police Department. She was released from custody on a written promise to appear in court.
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