A Longview woman was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and two counts of vehicular assault after police say she struck an occupied parked car on the opposite side of Nichols Boulevard.
Two people sleeping in the parked 1993 Ford Escort sustained injuries. A 37-year-old woman suffered lower back fractures, and a 31-year-old man who was cut from the vehicle with the Jaws of Life tool had a broken rib, according to court documents. Both were taken to St. John Medical Center.
The hospital did not immediately confirm their conditions Tuesday.
Kimberly MacArthur, a 33-year-old Longview resident, allegedly struck the Escort head-on with her 2012 Kia Sorento in the 1500 block of Nichols Boulevard. She was briefly taken to St. John for clearance and then booked into the Cowlitz County Jail, Longview Police Department corporal Tim Watson said Tuesday.
According to court documents, MacArthur told police that the Escort had driven into her lane without any headlights on and struck her car. The reporting officer concluded that this version of events was not supported by the evidence.
At the scene, MacArthur blew a .13 percent blood-alcohol result on a breathalyzer test, well above the 0.08 limit for legal intoxication, according to court documents.
Watson said MacArthur admitted to drinking one or one and a half shots of tequila after work at the Tender Green Lounge in Vancouver.
MacArthur’s bail was set at $8,500 on Monday. She has not yet been arraigned or formally charged.