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Sandwich police on Saturday arrested 31-year-old Britnie K. Arend, of Sandwich, from the 300 block of W. First Street. Arend is charged with domestic battery. She's accused of hitting her spouse in the face. Arend was taken to the DeKalb County Jail.

Arend was charged in December of last year in a vehicle crash that killed a Plano man in October. The crash happened on E. Sandwich Road on October 13 and resulted in the death of 44-year-old Gary Schimdt. Police allege that Arend was under the influence of a number of drugs at the time of the crash. The DeKalb County Sheriff's office says that Arend crossed into the opposite traffic lane and hit a truck and the vehicle being driven by Schmidt.

In that case, Arend is charged with driving under the influence and involuntary manslaughter. She's due back in DeKalb County court for an update next month.