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Woman Jailed After Wreck Near San Marin High

Point Reyes resident failed field sobriety test after crash that injured another person.

A Point Reyes woman faces a drunken driving charge following a two-car crash Monday night on San Marin Drive, Novato police said.

Deborah Anne Osborn, 57, was arrested at 8:52 p.m. Monday, 49 minutes after an emergency call was made about a crash at the intersection of San Marin Drive and Novato Boulevard.

Novato Fire District paramedics transported one of the drivers, a man, with abdominal pain to a local hospital, Captain Chris Wikeen said. Osborn was uninjured, he said.

Lt. Jennifer Welch said Osborn was heading westbound on Novato Boulevard and ran the stop sign, striking a car heading north on San Marin Drive/Sutro Avenue. Osborn's car pushed the man's car up into the sidewalk, then hit a curb and parking sign. The man's car came to a rest about 10 feet from the intersection and the other about a few hundred feet up San Marin Drive when it stopped, Wikeen said.

Osborn, who gave her occupation as a massage therapist, was arrested, medically cleared and then booked at Marin County Jail. She faced a bail of $55,000 for a felony DUI causing injury; Welch said in addition to abdominal pain the man had neck pain and a laceration to his head.

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NovatoGuy November 14, 2012 at 02:26 AM
Yet another stupid, self-centered, drunk turdface.
Anthony November 14, 2012 at 04:03 AM
I wonder if she has any prior DUI's?
John Glennon November 14, 2012 at 06:25 AM
Lt. Jennifer Welch said Osborn was heading westbound on Novato Boulevard and ran the stop sign, striking a car heading north on San Marin Drive/Sutro Avenue. Maybe my internal compass is off - but I think of San Marin as E/W and Novato Blvd as N/S.
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr November 14, 2012 at 10:37 AM
How many prior DUI convictions does Ms. Osborn have, or does NPD and the County/DA think that information should be hidden because it makes the criminal justice system look like a bunch of clowns?
NovatoGuy November 14, 2012 at 02:52 PM
The judge should make her stand on the street holding a sign saying "I drove while intoxicated and injured someone. "
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr November 16, 2012 at 06:34 AM
It is politically incorrect to hold people responsible for their actions. After all, society is at fault, not individuals. In a couple of months, Ms Osborn will be driving down San Marin Drive at 65 mph, drunk. The only way that you can keep alcoholics from repeating is to take their autos away and sell them at auction, but THAT would deprive her of her civil rights. ...every car, every time. Still no word from DA Berberian as to priors?

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