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Alleged drunk driver thought jail was a bar

By Ben Hooper
A man in jail grasps the bars of his prison cell. (UPI/Shutterstock/sakhorn)
A man in jail grasps the bars of his prison cell. (UPI/Shutterstock/sakhorn)

PAW PAW, Mich., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Police in Michigan said an alleged drunk driver pulled into the county jail parking lot and thought she had arrived at another bar.

The Van Buren County Sheriff's Office said the 39-year-old Hartford woman, whose name was not released, pulled into the county jail parking lot just after 2 a.m. Sunday and was seen trying to convince her boyfriend to get back into her vehicle.

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Deputies said the woman smelled heavily of alcohol and a breathalyzer test indicated her blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit of .08.

Police said the woman admitted to investigators she had been out drinking at a bar and she had believed the parking lot was for another bar.

The sheriff's office said the woman is expected to face drunken driving related charges.

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