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Woman charged with driving drunk on Cary railroad

Posted September 5, 2011 10:10 a.m. EDT

— A Raleigh woman faces charges that she drove drunk on railroad tracks in downtown Cary Saturday night, nearly getting hit by a train, police said.

Cary officers said that Robyn Michelle Walker, 36, of 729 Aquinas Ave. in Raleigh, was following directions on her GPS system but made a wrong left turn onto railroad tracks. Police said they contacted the operator of an oncoming train and got it to slow down and stop before it could hit her.

Police said that Walker was drunk and refused to take a breathalyzer test. She was charged with driving while impaired.