SALEM -- A man was arrested in Salem Thursday for DUII when he rolled his car after a night of drinking, trapping a female passenger inside with head, neck and back injuries, deputies said.
Deputies found a 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass upside down in the middle of Liberty Road South just after 1 a.m. with 30-year-old Stephanie Woods injured inside, said Don Thomson with the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
Woods was taken to the hospital and it was then determined that 30-year-old Matthew Holman (pictured), who was still at the scene, was driving, Thomson said.
Holman initially told deputies that another man was the designated driver while he and Woods went out drinking. But evidence at the scene led investigators to believe Holman was driving, and there was never a third person in the car, Thomson said.
After admitting that he was the driver, Holman was arrested for DUII and assault. Additional charges may be added.
Deputies said Holman was wearing a seat belt but Woods was not. Deputies also said Holman had already passed the turnoff for his house and continued to drive for another two miles before he crashed.