ST. GEORGE — The driving force who was charged with DUI following a deadly crash that claimed the lifetime of a Riverton girl in 2019 is again in jail on a no-bail warrant after two DUI instances had been filed following unrelated incidents reported after the crash.
Throughout a standing listening to held Thursday in fifth District Courtroom, 38-year-old Christopher Weaver was ordered to show himself into Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility the place he’s being held with out bail.
The order was signed on a case during which Weaver is going through a second-degree felony car murder cost filed in 2019 following a deadly crash reported on the intersection of state Route 9 and 6300 West in Hurricane on Oct. 11, 2019.
On the time of the incident, Weaver was heading to work and was touring over 70 mph in a 60 mph zone when he stumbled on the stopped site visitors.
He started to brake, however he was too late and hit the again of a Mazda 3 hatchback at almost 60 mph, severely injuring the Mazda driver, 20-year-old Kylie B. Park, of Riverton, who was transported to the hospital in vital situation and later died from her accidents.
A report from the Workplace of the Medical Examiner concluded that Park died from “a number of blunt drive accidents because of the site visitors accident,” as acknowledged within the charging paperwork.
A crash examine was carried out following the incident that confirmed there was extreme put on to the brakes on defendant’s truck, as Weaver acknowledged to police shortly after the crash, but additionally revealed Weaver utilized the brakes simply previous to putting the Mazda at greater than 57 mph.
A blood draw that was carried out three hours after the crash examined constructive for oxycodone, which the defendant had a prescription for, however via the course of the investigation, detectives spoke to Weaver’s estranged spouse, who mentioned the defendant had an habit to prescription medicine and had deliberate on attending substance abuse counseling.
Weaver was not arrested on the time of the crash pending additional investigation, which took almost a 12 months, and in August he was charged with automobile homicide, together with an infraction for rushing. He pleaded not responsible to the fees and was ready for a trial date to turn out to be out there on the case.
The no-bail warrant for Weaver’s arrest was signed throughout Thursday’s listening to. A request that may modify Weaver’s pretrial standing was submitted by Washington County Prosecutor Zachary Weiland, who requested that Weaver be held with out bail till his case is resolved. Previous to the listening to, Weaver had remained out of custody whereas awaiting trial.
Weiland cited a number of new instances which have been filed towards the defendant because the October 2019 deadly crash as the rationale for the request, together with two new DUI instances.
The primary one concerned a site visitors cease on Jan. 18, 2020, three months after the crash, when a Utah Freeway Patrol trooper stopped the defendant in Iron County, Weiland wrote. Following the cease, Weaver was arrested for suspicion of DUI, unsafe lane journey and for allegedly having an open container of alcohol within the automobile.
The defendant was out on pretrial launch when the brand new case was filed, in accordance with charging paperwork file with the courts.
In September, the suspect was stopped and cited for reckless driving in St. George, the prosecutor famous, and he went on to quote a cease that occurred two month later in Washington Metropolis, the place Weaver was cited for driving on a suspended license, a cost he pleaded responsible to that was being held in abeyance.
Weiland additionally cited the newest arrest in Iron County following a site visitors cease on April 30, 2021 for suspected DUI on Interstate 15. An off-duty officer in Cedar Metropolis seen a automobile heading north and weaving out and in of the lane, almost putting the concrete barrier a number of instances, in accordance with charging paperwork filed with the Cedar Metropolis Justice Courtroom in April.
When the automotive was stopped, officers spoke to the driving force, recognized as Weaver, who was touring along with his 12-year-old son.
After allegedly failing the sector sobriety check, a breathalyzer was administered which got here again exhibiting a breath-alcohol stage of .027, in accordance with the report. Weaver was later charged with DUI with a minor within the automobile and likewise for being an alcohol-restricted driver. The costs had been filed the next month and a $25,000 warrant was issued for the defendant’s arrest on Could 21.
Courtroom information additionally reveal that in Iron County, prosecutors additionally listed the the earlier instances filed towards the defendant, together with the 2019 crash. Courtroom information additionally revealed that Weaver appeared for a listening to to vary his pretrial custody standing in Iron County as properly, however the modification was held pending evaluation by Weaver’s protection legal professional.
Weaver is being held in Washington County on the order signed by District Decide Keith C. Barnes and, pending no additional modifications, he’ll stay in custody with out bail till his trial.
Ed. Word: A brand new Utah legislation usually prohibits the discharge of arrest reserving pictures till after a conviction is obtained.
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