Tuesday, November 10, 2009
A Texas woman suffered only minor injuries after driving off Colorado Highway 131 at about 6 p.m. Sunday. Emergency crews from Yampa and Oak Creek responded and extricated 49-year-old Marcia Lundgren from her car.
Colorado State Patrol Trooper Brady Kobus said alcohol is thought to be a factor in the crash. Kobus issued Lundgren a summons for driving under the influence, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, careless driving and driving with an open container of alcohol.
Kobus said Lundgren’s roadside sobriety tests indicated she was intoxicated at the time of the crash, but she refused blood alcohol testing.
Medical crews took her to Yampa Valley Medical Center, and she was not arrested because hospital staff wanted to keep her under observation. Kobus said she was released to a family member at about 2 a.m. Monday.
Lundgren, from Horseshoe Bay, Texas, was driving north on Colo. 131 near mile marker 36 between Toponas and Yampa when she went off the road. Kobus said she was wearing a seatbelt and that the car’s airbag deployed. The car rolled a half rotation and landed on its hood next to the road.
Lundgren was the only person in the car, and no other vehicles were involved.
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