Woman charged with DUI after drinking hand sanitizer

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A woman was charged with drunk driving after drinking half of a bottle of hand sanitizer, according to police.

Police had pulled someone over on Rappallo Avenue in Middletown on Monday when a car driven by Jennifer Wilcox, 36,  came around the corner at a high rate of speed and lost control.

Police said when they approached Wilcox they could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage.

Wilcox failed a field sobriety test and admitted to police that she drank a half of a bottle of hand sanitizer.

Wilcox was released on a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 19.

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