A Woburn woman was hospitalized and eventually summonsed for operating under the influence after she drove her vehicle through the front door of a salon late Sunday night.
According to the police report from the incident, an officer was called to 71 Pleasant Street on Sunday at about 10:45 p.m. Upon arrival. officers found a vehicle on the sidewalk in front of Carole’s Beauty.
The vehicle had crashed through the front window of the building, causing significant damage to the business.
When the officer arrived at the scene, he located a woman standing next to the vehicle. He asked the woman if she was OK and she said yes, though the officer noticed the airbag in the car had been deployed.
Police asked the driver to step to the other side of her vehicle where it was safer, and when she complied the officer noticed she was allegedly unsteady on her feet, was swaying side to side and moving very slowly. In addition, while speaking to the woman, the officer noticed she smelled strongly of alcohol and her speech was slurred.
According to the report, when the woman was asked if she had been drinking, she stared at the officer with no response. The driver told police she had just come from the Irish American Club.
An ambulance arrived and determined that the driver needed to be taken to Winchester Hospital due to possible injuries. She was placed on a backboard and onto a stretcher, loaded into the ambulance and eventually to the hospital. Because of her possible injuries, police were unable to conduct a field sobriety test.
After investigating the crash, police determined the driver was driving while impaired. Allison Glavin, 46, of 8 Chapel Way, Woburn, was summonsed for operating under the influence of liquor and marked lanes violation.