LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico woman is facing charges after police say she crashed into parked cars while driving drunk and searching for a dropped cigarette.

The Las Vegas Optic reports Savana Romero was arrested last week following an accident in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

According to police, officers found an abandoned Nissan that had rear-ended the parked car. Police say the force of the impact also pushed the parked car into another parked vehicle.

The Nissan was registered to the 23-year-old Romero. She later told police she fled the scene because she had three beers before driving. Romero also told police she crashed after reaching down to retrieve a cigarette.

She was charged with criminal damage to property over $1,000 and driving while impaired. It was not known if she had an attorney.

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Information from: Las Vegas Optic, http://www.lasvegasoptic.com

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