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Police: Coos Bay woman arrested after lunging at passing cars, lying in roadway

Deanna Solinger (Coos County Sheriff's Office booking photo)

CHARLESTON, Ore. -- A Coos Bay woman was arrested after motorists called 911 saying she was lunging at cars and lying in the roadway, Coos County Sheriff's Office said.

Around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, deputies in Charleston were flagged down by concerned citizens who said a woman walking across the Charleston Bridge was lunging at passing cars, causing them to swerve to avoid hitting her.

Deputies drove to the bridge and found the woman, identified as 45-year-old Deanna Solinger, a transient out of Coos Bay.

Deputies spoke with Solinger, who was suspected of being high on methamphetamine, on the side of the road, according to the report.

Deputies warned her to stay out of the roadway or she would be arrested for disorderly conduct.

Deputies left to handle another call, but multiple 911 calls were received by Coos County Dispatch about Solinger "now laying in the roadway."

Deputies returned to the bridge and found her now going the opposite direction. They stopped her, placed her under arrest, and transported her to the Coos County Jail.

Solinger was arrested just over a week ago on warrants when police investigated reports she was walking barefoot down the middle of the highway.

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