A woman who missed a curve and steered a stolen car into a ditch Monday evening was also drunk, police say — possibly on stolen liquor.
Around 10:10 p.m., police were called to 34th Street and Pacific Avenue, where the crash had just been reported.
They say the crossover-style car that had been driven into the ditch turned out to be a 2004 Ford Freestyle that had been reported stolen from the Redwood Inn on Saturday.
The female driver showed signs of impairment and was arrested. Breath samples later showed she had a blood-alcohol level nearly double the legal limit.
It turns out that she was also recognized as a suspect in a recent Liquor Mart theft.
A 24-year-old Brandon woman was held in jail overnight, to be released sometime Tuesday. Police say she’ll face a number of charges.
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