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Healdsburg woman dies after arrest for suspected DUI

An elderly Healdsburg woman arrested on suspicion of DUI after she crashed her SUV last week has died, the CHP said Monday.

Dorothy Buechy, 86, died just after 4 a.m. Saturday at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, three days after she crashed her 1996 Toyota 4Runner off Westside Road.

Buechy called 911 at 1:47 a.m. Wednesday to report she hit a power pole and tree.

Emergency crews freed her from the damaged vehicle and took her to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital with what were reported to be moderate injuries.

CHP officers who contacted Buechy at the hospital believed she'd been drinking. She was arrested and released to the hospital for care of her injuries.


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