NEW MARLBOROUGH — A Connecticut woman was found in the woods Wednesday evening after fleeing from police who suspected she struck a pole and left the scene earlier in the day.
Sarah Jeanne Davis, 29, of Canton, was found by the Sheffield Police K-9 Unit about a half-mile from the Sandisfield fire station off Route 57 after a search by multiple area police departments and state troopers.
She was dehydrated, but otherwise uninjured, according to Sheffield Police Chief Eric Munson III. She was transported by ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center for a mental health evaluation.
A witness reported that she struck a utility pole on Clayton Mill River Road in New Marlborough around 3:30 p.m., according to Munson and the police incident log. He said police believe she was intoxicated at the time, but he did not explain what led them to that conclusion.
Munson said that some time after Davis left the scene, state police stopped her on Route 57, and she ran into the woods.
It is unclear what charges might be filed against Davis, Munson said. New Marlborough Police could not be reached for information Thursday.
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