Woman arrested for drug possession after crash in Moosup

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MOOSUP – Police said they arrested a woman for having drugs after a car hit pole early Sunday morning in Moosup on Squaw Rock Road.

Police said that after hitting the pole at around 5:15 a.m., the two occupants of the car got out and began to run south on Squaw Rock Road. Police found them hiding in the woods. Police said they also found beer cans at the scene of the accident and inside the car.

Kristina Lyn Benson, 34, said she was the driver and her boyfriend, Dylan Leblanc, 20 was the passenger. Both Benson and Leblanc were offered medical assistance at the scene but refused to be taken to the hospital.

Benson was arrested and was found to also be in possession of marijuana, THC “dabs”, and other drug paraphernalia. She was charged with  failure to maintain proper lane, operating under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, evading responsibility, interfering, possession of less than ½ ounce of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She released on a $5,000 bail and is schedule to appear in Danielson Superior Court on July 5.

The accident is still under investigation.