Centerville, IOWA – According to the police officials, this unfortunate accident occurred on Sunday.
It happened at E. Bank Street and S. 18th Street.
Centerville Police Department officers responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash.
The responding officers discovered that one of the drivers had slurred speech and a slight odor of alcohol.
A breath test revealed a blood alcohol content level of .165 percent.
Swanson was driving southbound on 18th Street and was making a turn onto Bank Street when she collided with a northbound vehicle.
The 54-year-old Karen Swanson is now charged with operating while intoxicated, 1st offense.
Authorities said the 54-year-old woman is the principal at Howar Middle School in Centerville.
This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.