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Police: Woman Crashed Car Into Church

Dennis Woman Charged With Drunken Driving

BOSTON — Harwich police said a woman who crashed her car into a church Sunday is facing drunken driving charges.

Lauren DeAngelis, 23, of Dennis, will be summonsed to Orleans District Court to face charges of operating under the influence of alcohol, operating negligently so as to endanger and failure to stay within marked lanes, the Cape Cod Times reported.

The early-morning crash totaled her car and extensively damaged St. Peter’s Church on Route 137.

Officers said DeAngelis was heading south on Route 137 near Field House Lane when her car left the road around 3 a.m. Sunday. It hit some pylons and a tree before crashing into the church basement and destabilizing some of the beams that support the church.

She was taken to Cape Cod Hospital, where she was treated and released, police said. The church congregation had to hold services in the Harwich Community Center.

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