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News: DUI suspect crashes car into tree in SW Iowa City

JOHNSON COUNTY, IA -- A 22-year-old University of Iowa student crashed his car into a tree Tuesday night outside a grocery store in southwest Iowa City, according to 1630 KCJJ.

The collision occurred near an Aldi store on Ruppert Road, in the city's Roosevelt neighborhood, shortly after 6:45 p.m.

Authorities said the young driver alleged he had consumed mushrooms before crashing his 2012 Toyota Avalon into a tree.

Officers arrested the suspect after recovering a pipe with evidence of of marijuana at the scene. He now faces charges of Operating While Intoxicated and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

No further information has been shared at this time.

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