This morning's Idaho Mountain Express reports that Gooding Democratic Rep. Donna Pence was cited by the Blaine County Sheriff's Office following a Nov. 15 automobile crash, south of Bellevue.
Pence said she was traveling north on Idaho Highway 75, on her way to meetings in Hailey. Pence said she was changing a CD when she "looked up and was headed for a pole."
Blaine County sheriff's deputies said the pole was sheared off in the accident, causing $5,000 damage, and that two other vehicles each sustained approximately $1,000 in damage from downed power lines or debris from the collision. Pence's vehicle, a 2010 Toyota Prius, was reported to be a total loss.
Sheriff's deputies said Pence's vehicle "crossed the lane of travel, ran off the road and hit the power pole and a fence."
Pence was issued a citation for failure to maintain her lane of traffic, according to the Mountain Express.