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A woman on probation for a previous driving under the influence conviction was hospitalized Thursday morning after driving a car into the garage of a home on Carlson Boulevard near South 43rd Street in Richmond, police said. (Rick Hurd/Staff)

RICHMOND -- A woman on probation for a previous conviction for driving under the influence was hospitalized Thursday morning after driving a car into the garage of a home, police said.

Alcohol or drugs also are the suspected cause of the 10:45 a.m. wreck that occurred on Carlson Boulevard near the corner of South 43rd Street, Richmond police Lt. Bisa French said. French confirmed the woman has a prior DUI on her record but didn't release her identity and age, pending her likely arrest.

The woman was taken to an undisclosed hospital and was expected to be arrested on suspicion of DUI upon her release, French said.

The car, a silver four-door Nissan was heading southeast on Carlson Boulevard when it hopped a median and slammed into the garage of a house. It is unknown what caused the car to lose control.

Nobody was in the home at the time, French said.

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