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Middle school principal charged with operating while intoxicated, 1st offense

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. 

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