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Woman in Hummer crashes into stone home in east Oakdale

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An Oakdale woman faces drunk driving charges after allegedly fleeing from police Wednesday night and crashing into a home on Highway 108.

No one inside the home was injured, police said.

An Oakdale Police officer spotted a black Hummer driving on Magg Avenue without headlights on around 8 p.m., according to Oakdale Police spokeswoman Janeen Yates.

She said the officer attempted a traffic stop but the driver, after slowing briefly, took off at a high speed north on Magg.

The driver ran a red light turning east onto Highway 108. The officer followed the Hummer to Stearns Road before canceling the pursuit due to the dangerous speeds, Yates said.

The officer slowed down but continued in the direction the suspect was headed until he got to Dillwood Road, about a mile away, and saw the Hummer crashed into a home on the north side of the road. The front end of the Hummer had crashed through a stone wall of the house.

Darian Heline Wilcox, 23, was in the driver’s seat, according to the California Highway Patrol, which is investigating the collision.

Wilcox was taken to Doctors Medical Center for her injuries.

California Highway Patrol Officer Ming Hsu said she was arrested on suspicion of DUI but released to Oakdale Police for their investigation. Yates said she will also face charges of evading from the Oakdale Police Department.

Wilcox remained hospitalized Thursday morning but was listed in good condition.

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