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Driver who struck 10-year-old girl in Mill City pleads guilty to charges

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Mug shot of Natasha Bodda (courtesy Linn County Sheriff's Office)

MILL CITY, Ore. – A 20-year-old woman who was driving a van when she hit and injured a child in September pleaded guilty to three charges Monday.

Natasha Bodda pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicants, third-degree assault – DUII, and failure to perform duties of a driver to injured persons.

She was sentenced to three years in prison and will have her license suspended for five years.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says Bodda was driving impaired on Sept. 14 when she hit a 10-year-old girl who was on her way to the school book fair in Mill City.

Witnesses told deputies that Bodda slowed down after hitting the child, but then accelerated and drove away from the scene.

The girl was injured and was taken to OHSU for surgery.

Witnesses also told police Bodda was driving approximately 30 to 35 miles per hour at the time of the crash.