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Woman charged with DWI following wreck on I-440

Posted March 8, 2012 5:38 a.m. EST

— A 30-year-old woman was arrested early Thursday and charged with felony driving while impaired following a wreck that closed I-440 Eastbound for more than two hours, police said. 

According to investigators, Sasha Magana lost control of her SUV just before 2 a.m. near Six Forks Road during an argument that was going on in the vehicle. The SUV overturned twice, police said.

Authorities closed two lanes of I-440 until about 4 a.m. while investigators tried to determine a cause of the wreck. 

Raleigh police didn't believe speed was a factor in the crash, but did believe Magana's intoxication was a contributing factor. Three people were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries following the wreck. 

Magana was also charged for driving with a revoked license, a safe movement violation and having an open container in the vehicle. No other information was released.