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Newport Beach light pole crash leaves DUI driver injured

A map indicates the area near Dover Drive and Harrow Place in Newport Beach where a suspected drunken motorist slammed her vehicle into a light pole Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.

January 25, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
A suspected drunken motorist was injured after slamming her vehicle into a light pole in the front yard of a home in Newport Beach Saturday.

The crash occurred near Dover Drive and Harrow Place around 6:47 a.m.

Police say the woman was traveling northbound on Dover Drive in a black Hyundai Tucson when she lost control, left the roadway, and struck the light pole.

The vehicle then hit a tree before ramming against a retaining wall.

The unidentified woman suffered serious injuries and was found in a semi-conscious state.

Firefighters used an extrication tool to pull the woman out of the vehicle.

She was transported to a trauma center with stable life signs.

CNS contributed to this report.