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UPDATE: Driver falls asleep, car hits stoplight and goes onto sidewalk

Posted: Tue, Sep 10, 2019 2:51 PM

A Decorah woman apparently fell asleep while driving an SUV in downtown Decorah Monday afternoon.  When she woke up, her vehicle had run over a stoplight and was resting on a sidewalk.

Decorah Police say they were called to State Street and East Water Street shortly after 4:30 Monday afternoon.  When they arrived, they found 29-year-old Amber Snow inside her SUV--which was resting on the sidewalk in front of MLB Tax and Accounting at 119 E Water Street.

Snow told officers she believes she fell asleep at the wheel and didn't remember the crash.  Snow's car knocked over a stoplight, which slightly damaged a car driven by 60-year-old Barbara Bohach of Fort Atkinson.

Police say Snow didn't know about the accident until after she was awakened by a bystander.  She was uninjured in the accident, but her vehicle had $5,000 worth of damage and the stoplight had almost $6,000 in damages.

Snow was ticketed for Failure to Maintain Control of a Vehicle.