OUI drug charges for woman who crashed car into Peru house

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PITTSFIELD — A Middlefield woman is facing OUI and drug possession charges after crashing her car into a Peru home last weekend.

Robyn T. Stimpson, 51, was driving on Middlefield Road about 3 p.m. Saturday when she lost control of her SUV, swerved off of the right side of the road, hit a utility pole, went over the driveway and hit the front porch, according to court documents. She told police she swerved to avoid hitting a deer.

Stimpson was extricated from the vehicle through the passenger door and refused transport to the hospital, police said.

During an inventory of Stimpson's vehicle, police allegedly found a glass crack pipe with residue inside, a bag with white powder and other pieces of drug paraphernalia, prompting officers to place her under arrest.

Stimpson told police she had smoked crack on Thursday, but that it was not hers and belonged to a friend to whom she lent her car.

A pair of small white rocks wrapped in paper, believed to be crack cocaine, was found during a search of her purse.

Stimpson pleaded not guilty in Central Berkshire District Court on Monday to charges of possession of a Class B drug, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, speeding and a marked lanes violation.

Judge William Rota released her on her own recognizance and is due back in court on May 10 for a pretrial hearing.

Contact Bob Dunn at 413-496-6249.


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