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* Alexandra Blackshear alleged drunk driver in Sonoma hit Amber Pitcavage crossing River Road

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A Sebastopol woman was injured Monday evening when she was hit by a suspected drunken driver in western Sonoma County, California Highway Patrol officials said.Amber Pitcavage, 19, was crossing River Road when she was hit by a 2004 Toyota pickup driven by 26-year-old Alexandra Blackshear, of San Francisco, CHP Officer Jon Sloat said.

Blackshear was driving east on River Road east of Martinelli Road around 7 p.m. when she failed to yield to Pitcavage, Sloat said. The front of the pickup struck Pitcavage, throwing her 20 feet into the eastbound lane, Sloat said. She was treated for her injuries at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and later released, hospital spokeswoman Katy Hillenmeyer said.

Blackshear showed signs of intoxication and was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI causing injury, Sloat said. She was booked into Sonoma County Jail. During the holiday weekend, the Avoid the 13 Sonoma County DUI Task Force arrested 48 suspected drunken drivers, Petaluma police Sgt. Ken Savano said. Pitcavage was the only person injured in a DUI-related incident, and there were no fatal alcohol-related crashes, Savano said.

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