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A High Ridge woman was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and drug possession after she was involved in a traffic accident Monday afternoon (Oct. 18) on Hwy. 100 in Villa Ridge in Franklin County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Timothy Locklear, 35, of Pacific was driving a 2004 Kenworth tractor-trailer east on Hwy. 100 west of Hwy. AT at 5:31 p.m. and had slowed to make a right turn. A 2012 Chevrolet Sonic driven by the 23-year-old High Ridge woman was following behind the tractor-trailer but she failed to slow and the front of her vehicle hit the unit being towed by the truck.

The woman sustained moderate injuries and was taken by Meramec Ambulance to Mercy Hospital Washington, the report said.

An update on her condition was not available.

The woman was arrested by Highway Patrol officers on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and felony possession of a controlled substance, one fentanyl pill. She will not be named unless she is charged with a crime by the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

The report made no mention of an injury to Locklear.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts, the report said. The Chevrolet was totaled while the tractor-trailer had moderate damage.

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