SALEM, N.H. -- An 18-year-old Pelham woman was charged with drunken driving after escaping injury in a single-car crash in Salem on Monday afternoon that carved up a utility pole and brought down wires, police said.

Minta Notini was charged with driving under the influence and reckless operation. She was later released on $2,500 personal-recognizance bail.

At 4:43 p.m., Salem police received several 911 calls reporting a car had struck a utility pole on Route 28 near Main Street, also known as the Salem Depot intersection.

Officers arriving on the scene found a 2008 Toyota Prius that had been heavily damaged on its front passenger side, with the rear of the car jammed up against the pole.

The driver, Notini, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, was uninjured, police said.

The bottom of the pole showed damage and some downed wires.

A southbound lane of traffic on Route 28 near Main Street was expected to be closed for several hours while Liberty Utilities replaced the pole, according to police.