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Rough landing: deputies seek driver of crashed car

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River Falls emergency personnel responded Monday to a "car-off-the-road" report around 9:15 a.m. The authorities arrived at 770th and 950th streets in the town of River Falls to find an older Ford Probe abandoned but with enough fresh blood stains to cause concern.

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The car was registered to a 20-year-old Hudson woman whose purse was found inside. The evidence of injury, expired license tabs and the fact the woman is due in Pepin County Circuit Court next Monday on a charge of operating while intoxicated were enough to prompt Pierce County deputies to impound the car until questions can be answered.

A passerby reported he saw a woman leave the scene in another vehicle so deputies were checking with area hospitals.

A flatbed wrecker from Jerry's Towing, Inc., removed the car.

More details will be reported when they become available.

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