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Woman charged with DUI

Staff Reports

A 23-year-old Gardnerville Ranchos woman whose preliminary test indicated her alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit was arrested late Thursday for drunk driving.

Deputies said her 2-year-old son was asleep in a carseat in the back of her vehicle when she was pulled over at County Road and Highway 88 in Minden at 11:20 p.m. Thursday.

Denise Navarrete was jailed on charges of driving under the influence, first. Her son was released to the custody of his grandmother.

Deputies were alerted to a report of an intoxicated driver and observed a vehicle drive over the roundabout at the intersection of County Road and Highway 88.

According to reports, Navarrete took two breath tests at Douglas County Jail which registered her blood-alcohol content at .135 and .117. The legal limit for driving in Nevada is .08.

— Firefighters extinguished a vehicle blaze Nov. 20 in a 1991 Chrysler LeBaron which the 25-year-old owner said she drove in first gear because the car would not shift.

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According to reports, the driver said she drove the car in first gear from her residence in Bodie Flats six miles at 65 mph to the 7-Eleven at Riverview and Highway 395.

The woman said she noticed steam under the hood, but went into the convenience store to shop.

As she was paying for groceries, a clerk noticed the car was on fire.

The woman said she went outside and noticed hot coals dropping from the car.

— A wildland fire spurred by winds late Monday night spread to 3 and a half acres and threatened two homes.

Career and volunteer firefighters from the East Fork Fire & Paramedic Districts, Sheridan, the Gardnerville Ranchos and Genoa responded to the fire at the intersection of Mottsville Lane and Jones Ranch Road at 11:30 p.m.

East Fork Fire Investigator Capt. Terry Taylor said the fire was accidental and appeared to be related to the disposal of fireplace ashes.