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Female driver drifts into embankment, sustains injuries

Meegan Myers, 34, drove into an embankment off Highway 49, near Milhous Road, around 11 a.m. today.

The driver took her eyes off the road while texting and was arrested for DUI, said Marc Morrison, officer with Grass Valley California Highway Patrol.

Myers’ car drifted 50 feet down the side of the road into an embankment, which caused the car to roll on its side, but without any huge impact, Morrison said.

“She suffered some contusions and abrasions to her forehead and face area,” Morrison said.

Myers was able to remove herself from the vehicle and the officer on duty called for rescue assistance to lift her out of the embankment, said Christoffer Montelius, engineer with North San Juan Fire Department.

She was then taken by ambulance to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

To contact Staff Writer Jennifer Terman, email jterman@theunion.com or call 530-477-4230.