A Lake Havasu City woman was arrested after striking a mailbox early Tuesday on the 3100 block of North El Dorado Avenue.

Police were called to the location after receiving reports that the victim’s mailbox had been damaged during a single vehicle accident. Wendy M. Chavarin, 23, was found in her vehicle when officers arrived, with a flat tire and damage consistent with striking the structure. According to the report, Chavarin told officers that she had been driving home from a Swanson Avenue pub when she became distracted by her mobile phone.

According to police, Chavarin appeared to be visibly intoxicated at the scene, and she agreed to perform a series of field sobriety tests at officers’ request. When Chavarin was allegedly unable to complete those tests to officers’ satisfaction, she was transported to Lake Havasu City Jail on suspicion of DUI.

While in custody, Chavarin consented to have blood samples drawn to test her level of possible intoxication. The results of that test were not publicly available as of Wednesday morning.

— Today’s News-Herald


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