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Merrimack woman arrested after crash into own retaining wall

MERRIMACK - A local woman is facing a second drunken-driving offense after she crashed her car into a retaining wall in her yard early Wednesday morning, police said.

Christine Shelton, 42, of 54 Country Club Lane, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor (OUIL) and OUIL, second offense.

The crash happened about 2:10 a.m. when police said Shelton crashed her 2007 Honda Civic into the wall, causing extensive front-end damage to the car.

Police said Shelton showed signs of alcohol impairment and was arrested for OUIL. At the station, police learned she had an OUIL conviction in October of 2005 out of Merrimack, and she was charged with the second offense.

She is free on $2,000 personal recognizance bail with arraignment set for Nov. 27 in 9th Circuit Court, Merrimack District Division.

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