VSP: GPS Directions Causes Woman to Drive up Utility Wires

By Kristin Frechette | kfrechette@nexstar.tv

Published 07/28 2016 08:15PM

Updated 07/28 2016 08:15PM

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Vermont State Police say a GPS caused a woman to drive her car almost vertically up a utility pole and became suspended on some guide wires in Mendon.

According to Police around 8 p.m., Nabila Altahan, 31, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, was driving west on U.S. Route 4 and drove past where she was headed, her GPS instructed her to turn around, which she did too quickly.

Investigators say Altahan’s car ended up driving up some nearby guide wires, and ended up almost vertical.

Vermont State Police, Rutland City Fire Department, and Green Mountain Power all responded to the scene, no one was injured.

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