Drunken driver lands in cow pasture, deputies say

Deputies: Woman left crash scene, found in Monroe
Drunken driver lands in cow pasture, deputies say

A Monticello woman left the scene of a crash that left her vehicle in a cow pasture early Thursday morning, according to a release from the Green County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called to the N3800 block of County Road J in the town of Monroe at 12:35 a.m. for a report of a crash and found a vehicle in a cow pasture on the west side of the road.

Investigators said the vehicle was traveling north on County Road J when the driver lost control and the vehicle slid sideways, struck a mailbox and barbed-wire fence and went airborne over a drainage ditch. The driver tried to drive out of the pasture but was stuck.

The driver, Brittany R. Lean, 24, was found in Monroe and arrested for second-offense operating while intoxicated, according to deputies. She was also cited for failure to maintain control, criminal operating after revocation, operating without insurance, and failure to notify law enforcement of a crash.

Lean was not injured.