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Woman drives over cliff

A Grass Valley woman will face a drunk driving charge after her vehicle plunged 50 feet over a cliff Saturday night near the town of Washington.

California Highway Patrol Officer Earl Cummins said Jeanie Craft, 55, was eastbound on Maybert Road about 10 p.m. when her vehicle dropped off the road due to her alleged intoxication.

Craft was not wearing a seat belt, suffered facial injuries and was flown by air ambulance to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, Cummins said. She was treated and released Sunday, according to hospital spokeswoman Robin Montgomery.

Passenger Kevin Potter, 56, of Washington, was wearing his lap seat belt and was not injured, Cummins said. Craft will be officially charged on suspicion of driving under the influence now that she is out of the hospital.

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