Portland woman crashes minivan, arrested on suspicion of DUI

her vehicle veered of Highway 500, hit signal pole

By Dave Kern, Columbian assistant metro editor

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A Portland woman was arrested early Sunday morning for suspicion of DUI after her minivan veered off state Highway 500 and hit a traffic signal pole, the Washington State Patrol reported.

Perla D. Rubio Valadez, 27, was westbound on the highway about 3 a.m. when her 1995 Ford Windstar left the highway at Falk Road and hit the signal pole at the northeast corner of the intersection, the patrol said. She was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, where she was listed in satisfactory condition Sunday afternoon.

The patrol report said Rubio Valadez probably fell asleep.

The patrol also said Rubio Valadez was suspected of driving with a suspended license.