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Spokane woman charged with DUI in Addy crash

A Spokane woman was charged with driving under the influence this morning in an accident that blocked U.S. Highway 395 three miles north of Addy.

The highway was closed for about an hour following the 7:40 a.m. accident involving the woman’s car and a tractor-trailer.

Carla M. McKinney, 41, was northbound in a 1992 Pontiac when she stopped on the highway at McLean Road and was struck in the rear by a 1994 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by Jasen Jay Blenz, 40, of Post Falls, according to the Washington State Patrol.

McKinney was taken to Providence Mt. Carmel Hospital in Colville with an injury and was in stable condition late this morning, a nursing supervisor said.

Troopers said McKinney was charged with driving under the influence, and that impaired driving caused the accident.

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