Wilbur woman crashes through Fairchild Air Force Base fence, faces DUI charge

— An area woman is facing drunken driving and reckless endangerment charges after driving through a fence with a 14-year-old boy in her car.

According to the Washington State Patrol, Arika Ann McDowell, 22, of Wilbur was westbound on U.S. Highway 2 when she crossed the centerline, ran off the roadway and crashed through a Fairchild Air Force Base fence at 6:31 p.m. Sunday.

While McDowell was not injured in the crash, her juvenile passenger was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital for possible injuries, the State Patrol reported.

Both the driver and passenger were wearing seatbelts, the State Patrol reported, noting the cause of the crash was drunken driving.

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