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Police: Lakeport woman five times over legal blood‑alcohol limit for driving

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Lakeport police arrested a woman on suspicion of drunken driving Tuesday evening, saying tests showed she was intoxicated at a rate five times the legal limit when she drove through an occupied crosswalk.

Angela Fife, of Lakeport, was arrested on suspicion of several DUI-related charges, including being on probation for a prior DUI conviction and having three arrests within 10 years, according to a Lake County Jail report.

She was stopped about 5:15 p.m. after an off-duty police officer saw an Impala weaving into the bike lane and shoulder, then crossing into the opposite lane, as the car headed south on Lakeshore Boulevard, Lakeport police reported. The officer followed the woman, who then drove through a crosswalk past a nearby pedestrian, police said.

Fife failed sobriety tests and had a blood-alcohol level of 0.40 percent, or five times the 0.08 percent limit set for California drivers, police said.

Fife was in violation of a court order to use a vehicle with an ignition interlock device, designed to prevent her from driving after drinking. She was also wanted in Sonoma County on an arrest warrant involving a driving violation.

Fife remained in custody Wednesday morning in lieu of $30,000 bail.

You can reach Staff Writer Randi Rossmann at 707‑521-5412 or randi.rossmann@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter@rossmannreport.

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