UPDATE: Milton woman charged with DUI after running into telephone pole

December 4, 2017

A Milton woman was charged with driving under the influence Dec. 2 after police say she ran into a telephone pole and private fence.

The woman was driving a 2002 Toyota Camry on Cave Neck Road near Overbrook Drive at about 1 a.m. when she drove off the south side of Cave Neck Road and struck a utility pole, said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police.

The crash knocked out power to 162 Delaware Electric Co-op members for about two hours, said Kevin Yingling, spokesman for the co-op.

Donna M. Bennett, 55, then continued to drive through a private fence before stopping. 

She was treated and released from Beebe Healthcare with nonlife-threatening injuries. Bennett was charged with DUI-alcohol, failure to remain in a single lane and no proof of insurance.

Editor’s note: The story has been updated with the woman’s name and power outage information