Naked Female Driver, 23, Who Caused Power Outage Charged With Driving While Stoned

A naked driver who knocked out power to a Seattle suburb when she crashed her Volkswagen into a utility pole was under the influence of marijuana at the time of the accident, according to police.

Crystal Daniels, 23, was charged this month with driving under the influence of an intoxicating drug after tests showed that the THC concentration in her blood was above the legal limit in Washington, where recreational use of marijuana is legal.

Daniels, seen at right, is scheduled for a September 10 pretrial hearing in King County District Court on the misdemeanor count.

According to police reports, Daniels, a Tacoma resident, drove her vehicle into a utility pole around 1:40 AM on June 17. The crash caused power lines to fall to the ground and resulted in “about a hundred yards of flames.” The resulting electricity outage affected about 4000 residents in Shoreline, a city about 10 miles from Seattle.

Daniels, the car’s sole occupant, had to be removed though the crumpled vehicle’s rear window. "She wasn't wearing any clothing," a deputy noted.

King County Sheriff’s Office reports offer no insight as to why Daniels was naked. When investigators sought to speak with her after the crash, she was conscious “but babbling and not responding to questions.”