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Three women jailed for DUI within hours
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Friday night was busy with alleged drunken drivers in Ceres with three women being arrested for DUI.

The first incident occurred when a Ceres woman as charged for a hit-and-run two-vehicle Friday afternoon crash at Central Avenue and Glasgow Drive.

A red Dodge pickup was involved in the 4:13 p.m. crash and fled the scene with one witness following and on the phone to 911. The driver of the pickup, Karen Hendrix, 55, of Ceres, drove to the 1600 block of Peachwood Avenue where police made contact with her. Hendrix appeared to be intoxicated and blew into a breathalyzer which registered a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.24, three times the legal limit. Hendrix was charged with hit and run, DUI and DUI with a BAC above .08 percent.

At 8:58 p.m. Sgt. Keith Griebel stopped a car swerving into oncoming lanes of traffic near Richland and Nadine avenues. The female driver Jennifer Freehill, 33, of Newman, was determined to be intoxicated. Freehill's breath registered a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.15. She was arrested and booked for DUI, and DUI with BAC above .08 percent.

At 12:53 a.m. early Saturday, Officer Kiashira Ruiz was dispatched to check out a suspicious vehicle at Belva Court and Burton Drive. She located the vehicle and contacted driver Jenny Ramirez, 25, of Ceres, who blew into the breathalyzer which registered a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.12. She was charged with DUI, and DUI with a BAC above 0.08 percent.