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Arrest following crash with injury in Shelbyville on Wednesday

An operating a vehicle while intoxicated charge against a Shelbyville driver followed a two-car crash with injury Wednesday afternoon.


Shelbyville Police report that a driver, Marsha Wood, 45, of Shelbyville, was trapped inside of her vehicle when they arrived at the scene on Miller Avenue at St. Jospeh Street just before 5:00 pm.  The officer reported seeing an injury to Wood's left index finger with skin torn away down to the bone.  Wood was taken to Major Health Partners for treatment.


Wood told police she had just dropped off her grandkids and was traveling south on Miller Avenue to her residence. She said as she approached the intersection another vehicle pulled out in front of her, struck her driver side door and her vehicle flipped multiple times.  The Ford Escape was on its passenger side in the roadway.


The Shelbyville Police report that the driver of the other vehicle, a Chevrolet Traverse, was Barbara Spence, 54, of Shelbyville.  Spence stated she was traveling west on St Joseph Street approaching Miller Avenue. Spence stated she stopped at the stop sign at the intersection and did not see Wood's vehicle and proceeded into the intersection striking it in the driver's side door.


Police determined that Spence was Operating A Vehicle While Intoxicated with a certified test reported at .18, over twice the legal limit.  Spence was arrested and taken to the Shelby County Jail.