Alleged DUI driver hits gas at checkpoint

Posted at 3:10 PM, May 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-28 18:10:16-04

A 32-year-old woman ordered to park her car for closer scrutiny during an Orange County Sheriff's Department DUI checkpoint was seriously injured when she sped away and crashed into a pole, authorities said Saturday.

The crash happened at about 9:30 p.m. Friday at a checkpoint set up on Del Obispo and Village roads, said sheriff's Lt. John Roche.

Kylie Sperrier entered the checkpoint and was directed to park in an area designated for closer scrutiny, Roche said.

She sped forward on Del Obispo and deputies followed to where she crashed into a light pole about a quarter mile from the checkpoint, he said.

"She suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries and was transported to Mission (Regional) Hospital," Roche said.

DUI charges were pending, he said.