Wyoming woman cited for DUI after driving car into Hyrum Reservoir

Booking photo for Laycee Dillon (Courtesy: Cache County Jail).

A 22-year-old woman, who was recently convicted of drug possession, has been arrested again for driving under the influence, after crashing her car into Hyrum Reservoir Friday night. Laycee J. Dillon was cited after the accident and later released.

Cache County Sheriff Chad Jensen said Dillon was driving on the west side of Hyrum Dam around 7:30 p.m. She allegedly failed to navigate a bend in the road around the dam. The car drove off the side of the roadway and landed in the reservoir.

Car in Hyrum Reservoir after woman allegedly lost control and drove it into the water, June 21, 2019 (Courtesy: Cache County Sheriff’s Office).

Dillon was able to escape from the car. Several passerby’s witnessed the crash and stopped to help.

Dillon was transported to Logan Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. She was later released and cited for a DUI.

Deputies suspect alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash. Formal charges are pending the completion of the investigation.

Jensen expressed appreciation to passerby’s, who witnessed the crash and rendered assistance.

Court records show Dillon is from Afton, Wyoming. In May she pleaded guilty in 1st District Court in Logan, to possession or use of a controlled substance and use of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.

Instead of being sentenced to jail, Dillon’s plea was held in abeyance and she was ordered to perform 40 hours of community service and complete a substance abuse treatment program. She was also placed on probation and ordered not to consume or possess any drugs or alcohol.


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