• Police: Drunken woman drove into crash scene, nearly hit officers


    ST. CLOUD, Fla. - An accident scene turned dangerous for investigating police officers when a car came speeding into the crash scene.

    St. Cloud resident Alicia Walker said she and her mother have almost been hit several time at the same St. Cloud intersection where a 74-year-old man was run over Friday morning.

    "They just fly right through. They run the light all the time. It's extremely dangerous," said Walker.
    "Most people don't care anyway, they just fly by like we're nothing," said St. Cloud resident Deborah Thompson.

    According to police, just before 7 a.m. a man was crossing the six lanes of U.S. Route 192 when he was hit by a car.

    Two hours later, as police were investigating the first accident, another car came speeding into the now-closed intersection.

     "This driver was not paying attention," said St. Cloud police Sgt. Denise Roberts.

     Police said that the driver, Pamela O'Neil, 39, drove past the marked patrol cars, through the accident scene and nearly hit two officers.

    Police said she was drunk.

    "We had officers directing traffic, marked units, lights, everything going," said Roberts.

    O'Neil eventually stopped and failed a field sobriety test, police said.

    According to police she had beer cans in her car when they placed her under arrest.

    Pamela O'Neil was booked into the jail on charges of driving under the influence.

    The pedestrian who was hit earlier was still in the hospital Friday evening. No charges have been filed against the driver who hit him.

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