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North Liberty woman accused of choking 12-year-old

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Police in North Liberty say a woman is in custody after she allegedly choked a 12-year-old boy.

A police report detailing the ordeal says 41-year-old Christina Dochterman was arrested at a home in the 1200 block of Alexander Way around 11:42 p.m. on Sunday night. Officers say the victim called 911 after Dochterman fell asleep, and that he was choked after an argument over taking a shower before bed. 

The report accuses Dochterman of putting both hands around the boy's neck, making it difficult for him to breathe, but the boy told police he was still able to. Officers say he was emotionally upset and had a scratch on his neck, but the extent of any other injuries were not released.

Officers say Dochterman smelled of alcohol at the scene, had a slurred speech, and said "not enough" when asked how much she'd had to drink. She refused a breath test at the scene and was taken into custody in the Johnson County Jail on a Child Endangerment charge. 

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