Vineland Police vehicle

Vineland Police vehicle. 

VINELAND — A Salem County woman was arrested and charged with a DWI after being involved in a three-car crash this week and leaving the scene, authorities said.

Louise B. Williams, 33, of Pittsgrove, allegedly left the scene of a crash around 9 p.m. Wednesday at South Delsea Drive and West Chestnut Avenue, Vineland Police Department said in a news release.

She was later found hiding behind Riggin’s Gas Station. Williams admitted to driving the car and told authorities she left the scene because she was scared, the release said.

Williams appeared to be under the influence of narcotics, was unable to maintain balance and was slurring her words during the investigation, the release said. She was unable to complete field sobriety tests and a drug recognition expert was summoned. Suspected heroin was collected from the vehicle, the release said.

Williams was charged with driving under the influence of narcotics, following too closely, reckless driving, leaving the scene of a crash, failure to report a crash, use of a controlled dangerous substance, and possession of suspected heroin, police said.

She was released on summonses. She had an outstanding contempt warrant and was later released on with a court date at Bridgeton Superior Court, police said.

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