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Mitchell woman faces DUI charges after Wednesday night crash

A Mitchell woman was placed under arrest for driving under the influence after crashing into a parked vehicle Wednesday evening. Ruth Eggert, 29, was traveling northbound at 6:17 p.m. on the 300 block of North Lawler Street when she struck a park...

The Mitchell Fire Division works to free 29-year-old Ruth Eggert from her vehicle Wednesday evening in Mitchell. Eggert was traveling northbound on North Lawler Street when she struck a parked car, causing her vehicle to tip over. (Sarah Barclay/Republic)
The Mitchell Fire Division works to free 29-year-old Ruth Eggert from her vehicle Wednesday evening in Mitchell. Eggert was traveling northbound on North Lawler Street when she struck a parked car, causing her vehicle to tip over. (Sarah Barclay/Republic)

A Mitchell woman was placed under arrest for driving under the influence after crashing into a parked vehicle Wednesday evening.

Ruth Eggert, 29, was traveling northbound at 6:17 p.m. on the 300 block of North Lawler Street when she struck a parked pickup, causing her vehicle to flip over on its side.

Eggert, who was driving a 2006 Subaru Forester, sustained minor injuries and was taken to the hospital. According to Mitchell Police Officer Mici Bolgrean, Eggert was placed under arrest for a DUI and was also cited for having an open container in a motor vehicle.

Bolgrean said she believes the Subaru is totaled as it was "flipped over and heavily damaged." Because the vehicle was flipped on its side, it took the Mitchell Fire Division approximately 20 minutes to get Eggert out of the vehicle.

Bolgrean did not have Eggert's blood alcohol content, and also declined to comment on the damage caused to the pickup.

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Mitchell Emergency Medical Services also responded to the scene.

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