SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta woman was taken into police custody after crashing her car into a parked car and a rock wall.  According to police, Helene Surowiec, 41, told Sparta Police Officer Chris Favaro that she had “swerved to miss a deer” causing her to lose control of her car, hitting the car and rock wall.

Surowiec was taken from the scene by ambulance to Newton Medical Center for head injuries she sustained in the crash, police report. 

Suspecting Surowiec was driving under the influence of alcohol Favaro got a warrant for a blood test, according to police.

Surowiec was charged with driving while intoxicated, careless driving, failure to maintain lane and failure to keep right. She will be served the charges when she is released from the hospital, according to police.