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      Tower woman sentenced for drunk driving tanker crash

      Melissa Skidmore, 38, had a blood alcohol content of .09% after she crossed the center line on M-68.

      The woman who drove drunk and caused a tanker truck crash in Cheboygan County has been sentenced.

      Melissa Skidmore, 38, will pay more than $69 thousand in fines and spend thirty days in jail.

      Skidmore, who is from Tower, was driving drunk when she crossed the center line on M-68 and hit a propane tanker in December.

      The tanker was hauling about 10,000 pounds of liquid propane,

      Propane spilled all over the road and closed the road for hours.

      According to lab results, she had a blood alcohol content of .09%.

      The Cheboygan County Sheriff reports Skidmore was arrested for operating while intoxicated in Presque Isle County in 2003, as well.