Elon University senior Meghan Ann McSharry was arrested early Saturday morning on a charge of driving while impaired. 

According to the Elon Police Department, McSharry was driving on West Lebanon Avenue when she struck an Uber parked on the side of the road with the hazard lights on. Two Elon students who were riding with the Uber were sent to the hospital with minor injuries following the crash. 

McSharry claimed that the crash occurred after she was 'checking her phone' while driving, and caused an estimated $10,000 worth of damage.

McSharry showed indications of alcohol consumption and a drug analysis showed a blood alcohol content of .18, according to the Elon Police Department. The legal BAC limit in North Carolina is .08 for people over the age of 21.

She was charged with one count of driving while impaired, and was released on a $500 bond.

McSharry did not respond to ENN's request for comment. 

This is the third DWI involving Elon students this academic year. 


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