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Pendleton woman charged with DWI after driving into ditch

A Pendleton woman was charged with aggravated drunken driving Saturday after state troopers pulled her car out of a ditch on Campbell Boulevard.

Troopers arrested Dawn M. Rubeck, 45, of Pendleton, after a finding her vehicle in a ditch while on routine patrol, according to Troop A Commander Edward J. Kennedy. Rubeck told State Police she drove into the ditch to avoid a vehicle that appeared to be coming at her.

Pendleton resident Dawn Rubeck was charged with DWI on Saturday.

While interviewing Rubeck, troopers detected the strong odor of alcohol on her breath. She was placed under arrest after performing poorly on field sobriety tests, Kennedy said. She later agreed to take a breath test that recorded a blood alcohol content level of .20 percent, more than twice the legal limit.

Rubeck has been charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and moving from a driving lane unsafely. She was issued traffic tickets and will return to Town of Pendleton Court at a later date.

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