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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -
A 911 Caller alerted Police to a suspected drunken driver who crashed into a street light right in front of officers.
The crash happened at about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Truxtun Avenue and Oak Street in Central Bakersfield.
Police said the 911 caller was a retired sheriff deputy who noticed a 24-year old woman driving erratically.
He followed her Silver Toyota Celica and kept police aware of her location and they set up a perimeter to catch her, officials said.
They were waiting at Truxtun and Oak when the woman drove up and slammed into the pole. She failed a breathalyzer test and was arrested for driving under the influence.
Police say she has at least one prior DUI Conviction.