Police: Cedar Rapids woman was drug-impaired during crash in Coralville

Woman's 1-year-old child was in the car

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CORALVILLE — Police say a Cedar Rapids woman was under the influence of prescription drugs — including those not prescribed to her — when she collided with a semi and flipped her car earlier this month.

The woman’s 1-year-old child was also in the car, Coralville police said.

According to criminal complaints, around 3:40 p.m. on Aug. 10, 30-year-old Tenille M. Sulzberger was involved in a crash at the Interstate 80-Interstate 380 interchange. Police said Sulzberger collided with a semi and flipped her car several times. The car came to rest on its top, police said.

Both Sulzberger and her child — who police said was in a car seat, but not properly buckled — were taken to a hospital.

Police said Sulzberger’s blood alcohol content was .00 percent at the time of the crash, but she admitted to taking more than her prescribed dosage of medication, as well as medication that wasn’t hers. A drug recognition expert evaluated Sulzberger and determined she was under the influence of central nervous system depressants and a narcotic analgesic and unable to safely operate a motor vehicle.

Sulzberger has been arrested and faces one count of operating under the influence, a serious misdemeanor, and one count of child endangerment causing bodily injury, a Class D felony.

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