Jonesboro woman charged with DWI after crashing into church

Jonesboro woman charged with DWI after crashing into church

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Police arrested a woman Saturday night after she crashed her car into a Jonesboro church.

According to the Jonesboro police report, officers were dispatch to the area of South Caraway, East Matthews and East Washington for a suspected drunk driver who was reportedly swerving all of the road.

Officers were dispatched a couple minutes later to a wreck on East Washington where a car had hit a building.

When police got on scene they noticed "severe damage to the building" and a gas line that had been hit, according to the report.

The woman, later identified as Jillian Johnson, 36, was still in the car.

The Jonesboro Fire Department responded to the scene and pulled Johnson out of the car.

She was unconscious. She was taken to St. Bernards Hospital for treatment.

Witnesses told police that Johnson was driving west on Washington Street, passed a vehicle, lost control and ran off the right side of the road and into the Love Outreach Ministry Church.

Officer Jason Bissett said it appears that the vehicle might have rolled over as it hit the concrete slab of the building, based on the extensive damage.

Johnson is charged with careless and prohibited driving, no proof of liability insurance and driving while intoxicated.

She is expected in court on Feb. 10.

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