From the Las Cruces Sun-News “Miss Las Cruces faces DWI charge after wreck causes power outage“.
The woman recently named Miss Las Cruces has been charged with aggravated DWI after allegedly hitting a light pole Sunday night, causing a power outage and disrupting traffic through this morning.
Just before 10 p.m., Sarah J. Richardson drove her Chrysler P.T. Cruiser into a light pole near the intersection of Avenida de Mesilla and Hickory Drive, according to a Las Cruces Police Department report. Investigators said the pole landed on a nearby traffic light. Falling wires and debris hit one car, became entangled beneath another car driving on Avenida de Mesilla then snagged a third car, the report said.
A spokeswoman for the local pageant, which is a preliminary for the Miss America competition, confirmed that Richardson, 22, is the 2013 title holder of Miss Las Cruces.