The Jefferson County Sheriff?s Office reports the following:
1:29 a.m. ? A 2012 Dodge Avenger, driven by Melissa Jo Payne, 28, of University Park, was westbound on 195th Street west of Umber Avenue. Payne ignored signs and drove through a barricade for a construction project. The vehicle went down a creek bed striking an embankment. Payne left the scene to walk to a residence for help. Payne was transported to Jefferson County Health Center by Midwest Ambulance. Payne was cited with driving while revoked, failure to provide proof of financial liability and failure to maintain control. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $6,000.