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Woman, 22, charged after car hits pole

A 22-year-old Arlington woman faces three charges after the car she was driving spun out of control and hit a utility pole on Mystic Street.

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The driver, Denisa Burt, told police she had been texting at the time of the accident.

Charges were a marked-lane violation, electronic messaging and operating under the influence, first offense, though the report says nothing to document the latter.

A report says that at 11:51 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, police were sent to 393 Mystic St. to investigate a report of a single car hitting a pole. Arlington Fire & Rescue were also dispatched.

On arrival, the reporting officer saw a 2013 black Nissan Sentra straddling the double yellow lines facing northbound toward Winchester. About 15 feet away, a female who police identified as Burt sat on the curb, crying hysterically. Burt confirmed she was the operator at the time of the crash.

She said she was coming home from Winchester southbound on Mystic, driving straight and, the next thing she knew, she hit the utility pole.

The officer asked what she believed caused her to leave the lane of travel completely, cross over the painted fog line, jump the curb and strike the pole in a relatively straight section of roadway. Asked whether she had been using her phone at the time of the crash, Burt said, “Ya, I was texting.” She added: "My friends were checking to see if I was home yet."

An officer said he spoke with a witness who was operating a motor vehicle northbound on Mystic Street at the time of the crash.

The witness was traveling northbound toward Winchester and observed Burt southbound "at a normal speed" when her vehicle slowly began to veer off to the right and struck the utility pole.

The witness said he stopped and immediately went over to Burt, who had removed herself from the vehicle and was sitting on the curb. It appears that the vehicle was traveling southbound on Mystic and then veered to the right, crossed the solid white fog line, jumped the curb and struck the utility pole with the front passenger's side quarter panel. The impact of the crash resulted in the vehicle doing a 180-degree spin, coming to rest facing northbound on Mystic about 15 feet from the pole.

The vehicle suffered major damage to the front passenger-side quarter panel, including airbag deployment.

The rest of the report is redacted


This news summary of a police report was published Friday, May 15, 2020.

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