December 18, 2014

Elyria
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Teen critically injured in crash recovering

AMHERST TWP — An Elyria teenager critically injured in a car crash early Sunday is recovering.

Alan Bowen, 17, was treated and released Tuesday from Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland, according to Tina Shaerban-Arundel, a Metro spokeswoman. Bowen was thrown from the rear seat of the car he was a passenger in on state Route 113 near Bechtel Road, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Elyria post.

The 17-year-old driver of the car, also of Elyria, was charged with drunken driving and underage consumption.

Police said he failed a field sobriety test and registered 0.13 blood-alcohol content in a Breathalyzer test. Another 17-year-old boy in the car suffered minor injuries.