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A Blasdell woman was arrested early Saturday on drunken driving charges in Orchard Park after her car went off the road, hit a mailbox and got stuck in a snowbank.

Dawn Ferrari, 42, was taken into custody at about 6:30 a.m. after a homeowner saw her walk away from the car, which was in a snowbank on Sheldon Road, west of Abbott Road.

Officer Joseph Rizzo stopped Ferrari as she was walking at Sheldon and Abbott. Police said she told him she had swerved to avoid a rabbit and went off the road.

She was charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated DWI after a breath test showed her blood-alcohol content was 0.22 percent, nearly three times the 0.08 percent minimum for DWI.