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Intoxicated Woman Refuses To Leave Burning Car

The information in this report is from the Solon Police. An arrest does not mean a conviction.

Intoxicated Woman Refuses To Leave Burning Car

A woman who somehow drove her car onto a grassy hill near Sunmart in Solon refused to leave her car, despite the fact that it was on fire.

Why was the woman hesitant to leave? Because she couldn't get her keys from the ignition.

And, according to , it's because the woman was drunk.

Arrested and charged with drunken driving was Diane Duchnowksi, 34, of Cleveland.

At about 11:09 p.m. on March 30, a person run into the Sunmart gas station on the corner of Harper and Aurora roads to say there was a car on fire behind the station.

The 46-year-old cashier ran outside with a fire extinguisher and found the woman sitting in the car with the door open. The man told her to get away from the car, but she refused because she said her keys were stuck in the ignition, according to the police report.

Authorities arrived and the woman, who was showing signs of intoxication, was arrested and charged with drunken driving. She refused a breathalyzer test.

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