On scene investigation and statements taken from the driver indicated that a brown 2001 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Ms. Lacey Chandler Alexander had been traveling northbound on N. St. Joseph Avenue before leaving the east side of the roadway and striking a steel road sign.
Ms. Alexander was transported by ambulance to Deaconess Hospital for evaluation. The investigating sheriff’s deputy observed that Ms. Alexander appeared intoxicated. Ms. Alexander admitted to drinking excessively prior to driving. According to Ms. Alexander, she had been looking at her phone just prior to the crash. Preliminary hospital testing revealed Ms. Alexander’s blood alcohol content was nearly three (3) times the legal limit.