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Suspected drunken driver arrested after Taco Bell run

This undated photo provided by the Jackson County Sheriff's office shows Diane Wilcox. The Medford, Ore., woman was arrested Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, on suspicion of drunken driving after authorities say she struck garbage cans and drove into a ditch during a Taco Bell run. (Uncredited / Associated Press)
This undated photo provided by the Jackson County Sheriff's office shows Diane Wilcox. The Medford, Ore., woman was arrested Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, on suspicion of drunken driving after authorities say she struck garbage cans and drove into a ditch during a Taco Bell run. (Uncredited / Associated Press)
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PORTLAND, Ore. – A Medford woman was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after authorities say she struck garbage cans and drove into a ditch during a Taco Bell run.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 39-year-old Diane Wilcox left her home Tuesday morning to travel to a Taco Bell about six miles away.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says she began hitting garbage cans and nearly struck an elderly couple while she was driving home.

Authorities say she then drove into a ditch near her home and bystanders forced her to stop.

Authorities say she had a blood alcohol level of 0.55 percent, and she was taken to the hospital for treatment. The legal limit in Oregon is 0.08 percent.

Sheriff’s office Sgt. Julie Denney says her blood alcohol level can be fatal.

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