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Woman arrested on suspicion of DUI in injury crash

Loleta - A woman has been arrested for DUI after crashing her car into a tree and sustaining major injuries.

According to the CHP, late Monday morning, 61-year-old Linda Joy Merson of Fortuna was driving her BMW southbound on Highway 101 just north of Fernbridge when she drifted off the roadway and collided head on into a tree. Merson had to be extricated from her vehicle by Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department and was transported to Redwood Memorial Hospital. It was there she was placed under arrest for DUI but released to the hospital for her injuries. An investigation is continuing.