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Arroyo Grande woman arrested after flipping Bentley in SLO

Police say a woman was intoxicated when she crashed this 2009 Bentley at Johnson Avenue and Orcutt Road in San Luis Obispo.
Police say a woman was intoxicated when she crashed this 2009 Bentley at Johnson Avenue and Orcutt Road in San Luis Obispo.

A woman found trapped in her 2009 Bentley was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence in San Luis Obispo early Friday.

Police and fire personnel responded to a single-vehicle rollover at Johnson Avenue and Orcutt Road about 1:30 a.m. They arrived to find the luxury car on its roof, with two people trapped inside. The driver, Jamie Catharine Bartlett, 34, of Arroyo Grande, and a 22-year-old passenger from San Luis Obispo, were removed from the vehicle.

After receiving treatment at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, Bartlett was arrested on suspicion of DUI causing injuries. She was booked into County Jail, where bail was set at $100,000.

The Bentley Continental convertible Bartlett was driving had an original sales price of $197,500, according to Yahoo Autos. Featuring a 6-liter, twin-turbo, 12-cylinder engine, the car has a maximum speed of 200 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds.

According to police, the car involved in the accident had 8,800 miles on it and high-tech safety features that likely minimized injuries.

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