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Dui convenience

Gregory Crofton

A sky blue Ford Taurus smashed head-on into a pine tree at the 800 block of San Jose Avenue, injuring one of its passengers.

Jenial Schultz, a 23-year-old from South Lake Tahoe, hit the windshield when the car collided with a tree at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday. Paramedics took her to Barton Memorial Hospital because she cut her left hand and said she had neck and back pain.

The driver, Marie Lane Cheyanne, also a 23-year-old from South Shore, was arrested for driving under the influence. She was not injured during the accident.

The Taurus came to rest between the pine and the bumper of a new Subaru Outback. The Taurus was centimeters from hitting the Outback.

“She slid on ice and hit a tree,” said Tim Manning, a 47-year-old retiree who owns the Outback. “I was inside reading the paper about Pembroke. She didn’t touch my car … it’s only got 4,000 miles on it. I can’t believe how close it is and it didn’t touch.”

Cheyanne told police she was driving a friend’s car.

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