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Car strikes median, careers down University Avenue in the early morning hours Sunday.

Berkeley police arrested a Hercules woman for driving under the influence after she crashed her car on University Avenue early Sunday.

A Berkeley police officer on traffic duty at Oxford and Addison streets reported hearing an auto approaching northbound on Oxford at 2:17 a.m., then watched as the Volkswagen slammed into the center median.

The tires exploded on impact, and the car veered west onto University and came to rest near Walnut Street.

Checking on the driver, the officer found three occupants in the car, none of whom appeared to sustain any injuries. However, the driver, who exhibited signs of impairment, failed a field sobriety test and was discovered to have a blood alcohol content of .125 and .127 percent. The 24-year-old Hercules woman was arrested for driving under the influence and driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level of .08 or more.

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