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Conway Woman Says Fender Bender Caused by Pharmacy Mix-Up

CONWAY, AR - A Conway woman blames a pharmacy mix-up for a series of fender benders she caused last week at a fast food restaurant.

Jennifer Spaeth, 32, says the Vilonia Pharmacy and Florist gave her the sleep medicine Ambien instead of her migration prescription pills.  Spaeth said she took the drug before driving Friday and it caused her to fall asleep, leading to the damage of seven vehicles, including her own.

Spaeth said she took one of the pills, which resembled her migraine medication, and that the next thing she remembered was being released from the Conway Regional Medical Center after she was charged with reckless driving and driving while intoxicated.

Vilonia Pharmacy and Florist workers refused to comment to the Log Cabin Democrat, citing medical privacy laws.

Spaeth was on her way to work Friday when the accidents happened near a Sonic restaurant.  Conway police say Spaeth was "very confused and disorganized" and that she fell asleep five times while talking to police and four times while her blood was being drawn.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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