Alissa Jill Jennings, 40, 613 N. Elm St., was charged 9:03 a.m. Friday at the Union County Law Enforcement Center on a Union County warrant for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
According to a Creston Police report, at 3:31 p.m. Sept. 15, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Elm and Prairie streets for a vehicle that had hit the church at the intersection. Officers arrived on scene and noticed a red Ford pickup against the west side of the church. Officers identified the driver as Jennings, and she admitted to driving the pickup. Officers noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her person, bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech. Jennings was also having trouble with her balance. Medics were called to the scene, and an officer went with Jennings in an ambulance to Greater Regional Medical Center for further evaluation. While at Greater Regional Medical Center, Jennings denied performing standardized field sobriety testing but admitted she had been drinking. Jennings consented a sample of her blood for testing, and it was sent to the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation lab for testing. Officers received a report from the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation Tuesday showing Jennings had a blood alcohol content of .306. Jennings was previously issued citations for failure to maintain control and public intoxication after the accident.
Jennings was released on $1,000 bond,
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