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* Deborah Watkins arrested on suspicion of DUI crash in Sonoma Co

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Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a solo-vehicle crash that injured a Cazadero woman north of Santa Rosa this afternoon, a California Highway Patrol officer said.Deborah Watkins, 58, was driving a 2003 GMC truck west on Mark West Springs Road at about 12:30 p.m., the CHP said.She allowed the vehicle to make an unsafe turning movement, and it went off the right shoulder and struck a tree, CHP Officer Jon Sloat said. The vehicle went down a steep embankment and hit several more trees before coming to rest 50 below, Sloat said. He said it took 30 minutes to extricate Watkins, who suffered lacerations and abrasions.Watkins, who was driving on a suspended license, was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Sloat said. She was arrested on suspicion of DUI and remains hospitalized.Mark West Springs Road was partially blocked by emergency personnel for just over two hours and reopened at 2:45 p.m., Sloat said.

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