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Driver falls asleep at the wheel and crashes

MAYVILLE – A motorist who fell asleep behind the wheel of her vehicle was injured when it went of the road and hit a utility pole in the Chautauqua County Town of Pomfret, state police reported.

Troopers said Laura Austin, 31, of Fredonia, was traveling east Wednesday on West Main Road when she fell asleep. Her vehicle went off the south shoulder of the road, hit a utility pole and landed on its side in a ditch.

Austin was taken to Brooks Memorial Hospital for treatment of leg and foot injuries, troopers said.