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Suspected DUI driver knocks out traffic signals at busy Redding intersection

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Sep 30 2013 08:41:42 AM CDT
Generic: Car Accident Skid Mark

Courtesy: MGN Online

REDDING, Calif. -

Drivers in downtown Redding will find a major intersection without traffic lights after an alleged DUI crash.    It happened just after 5 p.m. Sunday.

Police said 36-year-old Gretchen Miller had been drinking before she ran a red light at Shasta and Pine Streets.    Miller's Kia Sportage hit a Ford Ranger, then rolled into the control box for the traffic light and came to a stop after hitting the Member's First Credit Union building.    

Officers said Miller then tried to leave the accident scene.  She was arrested for DUI and hit-and run.  The intersection of Pine and Shasta Street is being controlled with temporary stop signs.  Caltrans hopes to have power restored to the traffic signals by noon Monday.  Drivers are encouraged to use an alternate route if possible.