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All foxed out

One woman thought her illegal U-turn would go unnoticed after a night of drinking with friends, though the move would lead to a DUI charge.

Just after 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7, a member of the Oro Valley Police Department working as part of the DUI Enforcement Unit was stopped at a red light heading westbound on West Magee Road at North La Cholla Boulevard when he watched a black vehicle travel north through the intersection.

Tracking its movement, the officer watched as the vehicle moved into a left-hand turn bay with signs clearly prohibiting U-turns. The woman made the turn anyway before making a right turn heading westbound on Magee—at which time the officer initiated his overhead lights.

The officer made contact with the driver and immediately noted signs of possible intoxication while receiving her paperwork: bloodshot eyes, a flush face and a moderate odor emanating from the vehicle. The woman told the officer she had just left the Fox and Hound Sports Tavern after drinking with friends.

A preliminary breath test resulted in a .102. The woman picked up charges for DUI to the slightest degree and failure to obey a traffic control device.

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