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Police: Driver in Lakeville Highway DUI crash three times over legal limit

A Petaluma woman who caused a chain-reaction crash while driving on Lakeville Highway apparently was intoxicated at more than three times the legal limit, police officials reported Tuesday.

Petaluma officers have responded to three crashes in three days involving suspected drunken drivers, said Lt. Tim Lyons.

Police records showed the city has had 57 crashes caused by suspected intoxicated drivers with 20 people injured since the start of the year.

In the same period in 2011, there were 49 such crashes and 12 injuries.

Driver Patricia Dailey, 66, was on Lakeville Highway at about 12:10 p.m. Monday when she rear-ended a vehicle, pushing it into another vehicle, Lyons reported.

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