A University Heights woman was arrested Sunday morning for drunk driving after police said she had a blood alcohol content of nearly three times the legal limit, Buffalo police said.

Shaniece Garner, 22, of Lisbon Avenue, was driving near Durham Avenue on Buffalo’s East Side when she was seen hitting telephone poles with her car and refusing to stop the vehicle despite the pleas of her injured passenger.

Police spotted Garner in front of a Durham Avenue home and removed the passenger, who was taken to nearby Erie County Medical Center for treatment.

Garner failed a field sobriety test and registered a blood alcohol content of 0.22 percent, police said.