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A 44-year-old Vancouver woman faces a single misdemeanor DUI charge following a wrong-way crash Sunday.
Privately-hired attorneys filed a notice of appearance Tuesday for Jessica M. Strange. The court records filed in the case do not say whether Strange has attended a court hearing yet.
A Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputy was injured after he put his patrol vehicle into the path of a Ford Edge SUV allegedly driven by Strange, the records say.
The crash occurred at 2:54 a.m. on the northbound Interstate 5 Battle Ground off ramp, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.
It said a deputy noticed a car driving south on the northbound ramp heading toward the freeway. The deputy turned on his emergency lights and moved his vehicle to the middle of the off-ramp in an attempt to stop the driver from entering the freeway going the wrong way.
The driver failed to stop and crashed head-on into the deputy’s vehicle, the sheriff’s office said.
Strange was uninjured and was arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to the sheriff’s office. The injured deputy was treated at a hospital and released.
According to the complaint filed in the case, Strange’s blood alcohol content measured .216. In Washington, a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 is considered evidence of drunken driving.
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