A woman who fell asleep at the wheel early Sunday, crashing her car into a series of transformers and cutting power to a swath of the Diamond Hill Road area has been cited by .
Bethany Paul, 27, of Woonsocket was driving a grey 2004 Mitsubishi Sunday at 1 a.m. on Diamond Hill Road when she fell asleep at the wheel, said Det. Sgt. Matt Ryan.
Ryan said Paul's car collided with a pole and a series of transformers near the road, destroying three of the transformers. Ryan said the crash took out power to several homes in the area, some for a few hours, others for several hours. WJAR.com reports power was restored by 8:30 a.m. that morning.
Ryan said Paul was cited with failing to maintain control of her vehicle and failure to stay within the marked roadway. He said she was uninjured.
"I am in one piece," confirmed Paul this afternoon. She said she was returning from babysitting, and since she has recently moved to Woonsocket, she was driving further than usual and was very tired.
Paul was summoned to RI Traffic Tribunal in Cranston for a hearing July 19.