09/05/2012 02:29 pm ET

Jeris Herrera Veers Into 3 Yards, Hangs From Power Pole In Car

A garbage bag, or "something," caused a Utah woman to veer off the road, drive through three yards, mailboxes, garbage cans and fences, then come to a halt halfway up a power pole.

Jeris Herrera, 33, visibly shook up from her epic crash that left plenty of destruction in her wake on Tuesday, appeared to have trouble explaining how she -- and her car -- ended up suspended by a power pole wire.

"I dunno if it was something... Garbage, garbage can, I'm not really sure what it was," the Millcreek woman told KSL. "Whatever it was, I wish I would have just hit that."

The debacle unfolded at about 8:40 a.m. when she tried to move out of the way of the "something," and found herself in oncoming traffic, according to KSL. The swerved again to the side of the road and hit a curb, when she said her airbag deployed.


"She went through three different yards, fences, bushes, mailboxes, garbage cans, and finally came to rest on the guy wire of a power pole," Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal told the station. "Very little to no braking."

Nobody was injured, including to Herrera, Deseret News reported. She was cited for careless driving because she committed three or more traffic violations in succession, Hoyal said.

The paper reported that she's been arrested on charges of drug paraphernalia possession while she was driving before. She had a court date set for Sept. 20 on that charge. In 2005, she was charged with reckless driving after a plea deal knocked her charge down from a DUI.



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