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Crash Into Red-Light Camera Injures 1

Posted May 17, 2007
Updated May 18, 2007

— A woman was charged with drunken driving early Thursday following an accident in which another woman was critically injured, police said.

A car was northbound on Bragg Boulevard at about 1:40 a.m. Thursday when the driver veered onto the median island and struck the pole supporting a red light camera at the intersection with Sycamore Dairy Road, police said.

The camera crashed onto the roof of the car and injured Emily Elizabeth May, a 24-year-old passenger, police said. May was taken to Cape Fear Valley Hospital, where she was listed in critical condition Friday morning.

Danielle Christina Polumbo, 20, was charged with driving while intoxicated in connection with the incident, police said.