Clarinda Police Chief Keith Brothers today (Tuesday) released information about an accident that happened last Thursday night. Brothers said a 2007 Ford Mustang GT driven by 28-year old Megan Warrick, of Clarinda, was traveling west on the Highway 2 bypass at around 11-p.m., when the car went off the road to right and into the ditch on the north side of the road.
The car then slid clockwise and sideways before the driver’s side hit a flag pole. The front end of the vehicle then hit the southwest corner of a screened-in front porch of a residence at 1101 S. 22nd Street and continued a clockwise spin before running over a wooden swing set behind the home. The car also hit the south wall of an unattached garage before it entered the garage and hit another Ford Mustang parked in the garage.
Warrick’s car exited the garage backwards out the west wall before coming to rest. Warrick got out of her car and left the scene on foot. No long afterward, Clarinda Police were called to 907 Meadowridge Drive, after they received a report a woman was ringing the door bell. When police located Warrick, she said she had been dropped off by a friend.
After an investigation, Warrick was placed under arrest for OWI. She was also cited for Failure to Maintain Control and Reckless Driving. Damage to her vehicle was estimated at $7,000. Damage to the residence and the other vehicle hit by her car was estimated at $33,400 altogether.