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Woman arrested for DUI and stabbing boyfriend

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CORNING, Calif. - Corning police arrested a woman after they said she was driving drunk and lied to officers about being stabbed. Investigators said they later discovered the woman's boyfriend had been stabbed.

The woman was pulled over for a traffic stop around 2 a.m. Monday in Corning. Police said Stephanie Purcell, 39, had been speeding and didn't stop at stop signs. They said she was slurring her speech and had alcohol on her breath.

Purcell allegedly told officers that she got into a fight with her boyfriend and had been stabbed. 

When officers went to the home on 1st Street, they found Steven McKinney, 60, with a stab wound to his shoulder. He police that Purcell had stabbed him with a six-inch butcher knife.

Purcell was booked into Tehama County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon and driving under the influence.

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