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Woman arrested for DUI after drinking vanilla extract

Police bust a 61-year-old woman for driving drunk after she chugged vanilla extract. (Source: KDKA/Adams Township Police/CNN) Police bust a 61-year-old woman for driving drunk after she chugged vanilla extract. (Source: KDKA/Adams Township Police/CNN)

ADAMS TOWNSHIP, PA (KDKA/CNN) - A Pennsylvania resident couldn't figure out why people kept throwing away vanilla extract bottles near his house.

After police got involved, they discovered a 61-year-old woman with an odd drinking problem.

Police put a trail camera in the woods and took pictures of a woman in an SUV dumping trash.

Officers got a description of the vehicle and eventually stopped the driver. That’s when they discovered it was alcohol-related.

When the woman was arrested, she told police that she was drinking two vanilla extract bottles from an 8-ounce bottle, plus she had five 2-ounce bottles in her car.

Vanilla extract contains approximately 35 percent alcohol or more. When tested, the woman’s blood alcohol level was .128 percent.

If you're wondering why she didn't buy alcohol designed for drinking, police said she was a recovering alcoholic.

She felt more comfortable buying the extract from a supermarket than going to a liquor store.

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