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Suspected drunk driver injures Spokane woman in head-on collision

A suspected drunk driver injured a Spokane woman in the early hours of the New Year after he collided with her car head-on while driving the wrong way on Interstate 90.

Nicholas Haseltine, 23, of Westfield, Massachusetts, struck 67-year-old Rose Zaring near the Lincoln Street exit in downtown Spokane while he was driving west in the eastbound lanes. The crash occurred around 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

Zaring was injured and transported to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. The hospital did not have a report on her condition Thursday afternoon because she was in surgery, a hospital spokeswoman said.

According to a news release from the Washington State Patrol, Haseltine was injured but not transported to a hospital. He was arrested on vehicular assault charges and is currently in jail.

The cause of the collision was reported as driving under the influence and driving the wrong way.

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