Prosecutors reducing charges for woman suspected in string of DUI accidents

Lisa Wallentine, 37, arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and causing four accidents along Logan's Main Street. 

LOGAN — Prosecutors are reducing the charges against Lisa Wallentine. The 37-year-old Idaho woman is suspected of driving under the influence and causing four accidents along Main Street in December.

Wallentine appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon, waiving her right to a preliminary hearing. She was originally charged with three counts of driving under the influence, all third-degree felonies, also six other misdemeanor charges of reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

Defense attorney Edward Stone told the court that prosecutors were reducing the three felonies to class B misdemeanors, because the accidents did not cause significant bodily injuries to any of the victims.

Police arrested Wallentine December 30 after they said she caused four accidents while driving south on Main St. between 400 North and 300 South. When stopped, officers found an open container of alcohol in her vehicle. A sobriety test later showed she had a blood alcohol level above the state’s legal limit. She was later released from jail to undergo an alcohol treatment program and is not allowed to operate a motor vehicle, while her case is being resolved.

During Monday’s court appearance, Judge Thomas Willmore told Wallentine that she is still restricted from driving and ordered her to appear again in court May 9.

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