Woman with .55% BAC arrested on morning Taco Bell run

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A Medford woman, whose BAC was nearly 7 times the legal driving limit, made a morning Taco Bell run on Tuesday, nearly hitting an elderly couple walking their 2 dogs, before she was arrested for DUII, according to Jackson County deputies. 

Diana Marie Wilcox, 39, drove into a ditch, backed out and hit more garbage cans on her way home from Taco Bell before witnesses stopped her from driving. Deputies later arrived on scene and arrested her. 

Because of how drunk she was -- her blood alcohol content was measured at 0.55% -- Wilcox was transported to a local hospital. She's being charged on driving with a suspended license, reckless driving and 2 counts of recklessly endangering another person. She was released, but she will appear in court after medical treatment is finished. 

Deputies responded at 9:37 a.m.

Wilcox's vehicle was impounded and towed. 

Jackson County deputies are looking to identify the elderly couple who was nearly hit. Deputies said they were walking along the northbound lane of Kings Highway -- approximately 100 yards south of Garfield Street. 

Anyone with information can call 541.774.8333 and reference case #18-3137.

 


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