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Woman Arrested For Drunk Driving After Crashing Her Car, Police Say

A 61-year-old woman crashed her Mercedes into a tree to avoid hitting a deer. Caledonia Police arrested the woman for suspicion of drunk driving.

A 61-year-old Caledonia woman was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving after she crashed the Mercedes she was driving into a tree at 4:35 p.m. Friday on Hounds Trail at Highway 31.

The woman told police she was trying to avoid hitting a deer when she swerved, left the roadway, and struck a tree, according to a report by the Caledonia Police Department.

The woman, who was already wearing a “walking boot” on her left leg, complained about pain to her right leg. The front end of the car was significantly damaged.

Smelling alcohol on the woman, the officer asked the woman if she had been drinking and she told him that she had had three glasses of wine at an area tavern.

Because of her injuries, the officer conducted a partial field sobriety test, which she failed. A preliminary Breathalyzer test also showed that her blood-alcohol level was .181, well above the legal limit of .08, according to the report.

The officer arrested the woman and taken to the Racine County Jail where she was turned over to a responsible adult.

In addition to the drunk driving arrest, the woman was cited for failing to keep her car under control.

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