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Woman faces charges after injury wreck Saturday

Posted: August 6, 2012 - 5:52pm  |  Updated: August 6, 2012 - 11:00pm

A 36-year-old Juneau woman was arrested and faces impaired driving and felony assault charges following a head-on collision Saturday that sent two people to the hospital.

Juneau police say they received multiple 911 calls at 12:27 p.m. about the accident, which happened on Glacier Highway near Western Auto.

Police say a 2006 Jeep Liberty driven by Rebecca Van Keuren tried to turn left from the Glacier Highway into a parking lot and failed to yield to oncoming traffic. The Jeep and was struck by a 1998 GMC Jimmy driven by a 49-year-old Juneau man.

There were the three passengers in GMC — a 35 year old Juneau woman, a 68-year-old Juneau woman and a 1 year old boy. The 68-year-old went to Bartlett Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A passenger in the 2006 Liberty, a 38-year-old Juneau woman, was also transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Police say Van Keuren was arrested for driving under the influence. She was taken to police headquarters for DUI processing and then to Lemon Creek Correctional Center. She was also charged with two counts of assault 2nd degree, a class B felony, and misdemeanor reckless endangerment.

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