Police: Drunken, texting driver crashed into trees in Southold

01/01/2014 9:51 AM |

A 21-year-old driver escaped serious injury but was arrested on drunken driving charges after police say texting caused her to drive off a roadway early Wednesday and crash into four mailboxes and two trees.

Cristina Maria Madison was headed south on Main Bayview Road about 12:30 a.m. and texting when the 2004 Volvo she was driving veered off the road, striking the mailboxes and two “large” trees, Southold Town police said.

Ms. Madison was found to be intoxicated and transported to Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport for treatment, police said.

She was released and held at police headquarters for a court appearance.