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Manchester Teen Injured in Collision Involving Intoxicated Driver

A Manchester teen suffered minor injuries after her car was hit head-on by an intoxicated driver early Sunday.

It happened shortly after midnight on Highway 13 near the Linn-Delaware Road intersection.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says a southbound SUV had crossed the centerline and collided head-on with the teen’s northbound car.

16-year old Ava Bockenstedt of Manchester was transported to Mercy Hospital.

The driver of the SUV, 50-year old Julia Gharib of Marion, was charged with operating while intoxicated, as well as improper use of lanes.

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