BUSHNELL, Fla. – A Florida woman is accused of driving while drunk and abandoning her vehicle on train tracks on Tuesday, authorities said.
Ievgeniia Pinchuk, 21, of Lady Lake, was arrested and charged with an improper stop on railroad tracks and having an expired tag, according to Sumter County Sheriff’s Office online booking records.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Pinchuk approached a railroad crossing in Bushnell at 10 p.m. EST and parked her 2008 Honda Civic on the tracks, WFLA-TV reported.
The crossing lights were not activated when Pinchuk parked, the Villages-News reported. However, the lights came on when a southbound train approached, the newspaper reported.
Pinchuk walked away from her vehicle before it was hit by the train, according to WFLA. The impact pushed the vehicle to another intersection, the television station reported.
Sumter County deputies found Pinchul walking near the spot of the initial collision, according to WFLA.
Troopers said Pinchuk was arrested after refusing to take a breath alcohol test, the television station reported.
Pinchuk was booked into the Sumter County Detention Center and released early Wednesday after posting $1,000 bail, the Villages-News reported.