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Driver hits tree, light pole, charged with DUI

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A Mitchell woman was charged with driving under the influence early Sunday, after striking a tree and a power pole.

Codi Shields, 27, was driving on North Wisconsin Street when she drove off the road and struck a tree before cutting back across the street and striking a power pole. The incident was in the 1700 block of North Wisconsin and occurred at 12:20 a.m.

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Mitchell Police Officer Dan Fechner said Shields was impaired at the time and nearly hit an apartment building nearby with her car. Shields was taken to jail following her arrest.

Medical personnel and Northwestern Energy were also called but Fechner said it didn't appear power was lost in the area.

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