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Missouri woman charged with driving drunk, hitting 4 people

December 21, 2018

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman has been charged with driving drunk and crashing into four pedestrians, including a 9-year-old boy and two people from Peru.

Forty-eight-year-old Gretchen Ann Otterberg was charged Thursday with four counts of driving while intoxicated and causing serious physical injury. No attorney is listed for her in online court records.

The Missouri Highway Patrol says the pedestrians were walking along a road when they were hit around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Harrisonville, which is about 35 miles (55 kilometers) south of Kansas City.

The patrol says two people from Lima, Peru, were seriously injured. Two others suffered moderate injuries, including the 9-year-old. Police said in a Facebook post that the child was released from the hospital Thursday morning.

Otterberg wasn’t hurt and was booked into jail.

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