Police: DWI Suspect Drove Onto Sidewalk, Struck 4 Parked Vehicles

SMITHFIELD – A 34 year-old woman is facing numerous charges after police said she drove onto the sidewalk in front of Outback Steakhouse at 911 Outlet Center Drive and collided with four parked vehicles.

Smithfield officers responded to the incident March 7th at 3:59pm. Police said Nicole Leanna Lozey of Naples, Florida drove her rental 2019 Ford Fiesta onto the sidewalk just inches away from three witnesses. The witnesses told police they heard an engine rev and Lozey drIve over the curb and onto the sidewalk in front of the business.

Two of the witnesses said they had to move out of the way to avoid being struck. Three vehicles parked in front of the business were struck by Lozey while she was traveling on the sidewalk and a fourth car once she reentered the parking lot.

Police said Lozey registered 0.33 on the Breathalyzer, more than four times above the legal limit of 0.08. She was charged with driving while impaired, four counts of reckless driving and four counts of failure to report an accident. Lozey was held on a $27,500 bond.