Salisbury woman charged after police say she drove high, knocked down pole

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A Salisbury woman was arrested after police say she knocked down a marker pole while driving high on Route 13.

According to Maryland State Police, the incident occurred around 6 p.m., Wednesday when troopers were called to the area of Route 13 and St. Luke’s Road in Salisbury, for reports of a single vehicle crash.

When police arrived they spotted a car on the shoulder of the road that had sustained front end damage. The investigation revealed the driver had knocked down a mile marker pole, according to police.

Troopers made contact with the driver, identified as 41-year-old Tracy Kathleen Gregory of Salisbury, who police say was operating the car under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance.

Gregory was placed under arrest and transported to the police station for processing where a prescription bottle of Tramadol was located in her purse, a schedule IV controlled dangerous substance, according to police.

A Drug Recognition Expert responded to the station and performed an evaluation on Gregory, who was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where she consented to give a blood sample.

Charges are pending due to the results of the blood sample. Gregory was released to the Wicomico County Detention Center for possession CDS not-marijuana.