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Sussex Countian
  • Bridgeville woman faces drug charges after causing crash

  • A 43-year-old Bridgeville woman was taken into police custody on April 17 after she allegedly caused a traffic accident while high on crack cocaine.
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  • A 43-year-old Bridgeville woman was taken into police custody on April 17 after she allegedly caused a traffic accident while high on crack cocaine.
    According to the Georgetown Police Department, Sharon K. Herndon was operating a 2000 Ford Mustang eastbound on E. Market Street around 2 p.m. Police said when Herndon approached a stop light at the intersection of Sandhill Road, she did not apply her brakes and ran into the back of a 2012 GMC Yukon, which was pushed into the back of a 2002 Toyota Highlander.
    Police said Herndon complained of a shoulder injury due to the crash, but the operators of the Yukon and Highlander were not injured and refused medical treatment.
    Police said Herndon admitted that she had smoked crack cocaine earlier in the day, and police also located a glass tube commonly used to smoke crack cocaine in her vehicle. Police said numerous prescription pills were also located in a pill container with no prescription label. Police said the pills were later identified as Soma, which is a muscle relaxer.
    Police said a driver's license check revealed that Herndon has two prior convictions for driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and her driver's license is revoked.
    Herndon was transported to Nanticoke Hospital for further treatment. She has been charged with felony DUI, driving while revoked, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia, careless driving, and failure to have insurance. She was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute in lieu of a secured bond.

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