Friday, August 14, 2009

Driver Pleads Not Guilty To Fatal Accident

From the Casper Star-Tribune in Casper, Wyoming

A 23 year old Casper man maintains his innocence in connection to a March 2009 car crash that left a 72-year old local woman dead. Accident reports reveal that the suspect, who was behind the wheel of a Ford pickup truck collided with an oncoming car near an intersection; creating an impact so powerful that it forced both vehicles off the road, and sent the suspect’s vehicle straight into a metal storage container. The car’s 72 year old driver sustained serious injuries in the collision, and despite being transported to an area hospital died shortly thereafter.

The 23 year old driver, who escaped unharmed, failed to pass basic field sobriety evaluations on site. “Tests taken after the crash indicated that the suspect had cocaine in his system.” Police also gathered evidence from the scene to suggest the suspect was high from huffing computer duster at the time of the accident.

The suspect is being charged with driving under the influence and causing bodily injury- which carries a 30 year jail sentence if convicted and found guilty. He will remain in Natrona County Detention Center with a $100,000 bond until his trial- which has yet to be scheduled.

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