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Police: Woman Driving Drunk Nearly Hits Squad Car

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CHASKA, Minn. (WCCO) — Police say a woman was intoxicated when she was driving north on Pine Street and nearly struck a police squad.

The Chaska Police officer was exiting the station garage when and was forced to stop quickly in order to avoid a collision with the woman, who was driving without her headlights on after dark.

The officer pulled the woman over after the near-collision and said she failed field sobriety tests. The woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

She has a prior DWI conviction, which means consuming alcohol is a violation of her restricted license. She was charged with third-degree DWI and violation of a driver’s license restriction.

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