MEDFORD, Ore. — A statement from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) claims that a woman was arrested this morning for attempting to drive her car with blood alcohol content of .55%—almost seven times the legal limit.
The JCSO has identified their suspect as Diane Marie Wilcox, 39. They say that Wilcox apparently drove from her house to a Taco Bell on Center Drive, but began attracting attention for her erratic driving on her route home. Wilcox narrowly missed an older couple out walking their dogs. She then missed her driveway and careened into a ditch, before backing out and into some garbage cans.
People nearby were able to stop Wilcox from any further driving, and deputies arrived to take her into custody. A Mercy Flights ambulance took her to Rogue Regional Medical Center for treatment related to her level of intoxication. Wilcox did not sustain any injuries related to her driving.
Wilcox's car is a silver 2012 Mercedes Benz SUV. The JCSO are looking for anyone who may have witnessed the suspect driving before she was sighted near her home, or anyone how knows the identity of the pedestrians who she almost hit with her vehicle. JCSO describes them as "an older couple wearing dark clothing and walking two medium-sized dogs along the northbound lane of Kings Highway, approximately 100 yards south of Garfield Street."
Please call the JCSO tip line with any information: (541) 774-8333