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Woman Lights Fire Inside Hospital, Pleads Not Guilty

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MISSOULA -

A Washington state woman pleads not guilty to charges in court on Tuesday, after lighting a fire inside a hospital bathroom.

Rachel Thompson is charged with arson, DUI, and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.

Back in September, court documents show Rachel Thompson and a man were pulled over by sheriff's deputies for driving erratically while physically abusing each other.

Document show authorities suspected Thompson was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and she was taken to the hospital to have her injuries evaluated.

While at the hospital, Thompson lit cardboard boxes on fire with a lighter, and told authorities she was trying to kill herself with smoke inhalation.

Thompson's next court appearance is set for December 11.

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