Drowsy Driver Drifts Off; SUV Slams Into Utility Pole

(Waco police photo/Officer Willie Roy)

WACO (March 8, 2014) A woman who told officers she hadn’t slept in 24 hours was taken to a local hospital early Saturday after she fell asleep at the wheel and her SUV slammed into a power pole on Franklin Avenue in Waco, police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

The accident happened at around 6 a.m. Saturday in the 2900 block of Franklin.

The force of the impact snapped the pole in half.

The woman’s name and information about her injuries weren’t immediately available Saturday.