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 circumstances had been filed following unrelated incidents reported after the crash.
Throughout a standing listening to held Thursday in fifth District Court docket, 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 wherein Weaver is going through a second-degree felony vehicle 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 came across the stopped visitors.
He started to brake, however he was too late and hit the again of a Mazda 3 hatchback at practically 60 mph, severely injuring the Mazda driver, 20-year-old Kylie B. Park, of Riverton, who was transported to the hospital in important 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 on account of the visitors accident,” as said within the charging paperwork.
A crash examine was performed following the incident that confirmed there was extreme put on to the brakes on defendant’s truck, as Weaver said to police shortly after the crash, but in addition revealed Weaver utilized the brakes simply previous to placing 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 by means of the course of the investigation, detectives spoke to Weaver’s estranged spouse, who mentioned the defendant had an dependancy to prescription remedy and had deliberate on attending substance abuse counseling.
Weaver was not arrested on the time of the crash pending additional investigation, which took practically a yr, and in August he was charged with automobile homicide, together with an infraction for dashing. He pleaded not responsible to the fees and was ready for a trial date to grow to be obtainable on the case.
The no-bail warrant for Weaver’s arrest was signed throughout Thursday’s listening to. A request that might 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 circumstances which have been filed in opposition to the defendant for the reason that October 2019 deadly crash as the rationale for the request, together with two new DUI circumstances.
The primary one concerned a 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, based on 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 befell 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 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, practically placing the concrete barrier a number of occasions, based on charging paperwork filed with the Cedar Metropolis Justice Court docket in April.
When the automobile was stopped, officers spoke to the driving force, recognized as Weaver, who was touring together with his 12-year-old son.
After allegedly failing the sector sobriety take a look at, a breathalyzer was administered which got here again exhibiting a breath-alcohol degree of .027, based on the report. Weaver was later charged with DUI with a minor within the automobile and in addition for being an alcohol-restricted driver. The fees had been filed the next month and a $25,000 warrant was issued for the defendant’s arrest on Could 21.
Court docket data additionally reveal that in Iron County, prosecutors additionally listed the the earlier circumstances filed in opposition to the defendant, together with the 2019 crash. Court docket data additionally revealed that Weaver appeared for a listening to to alter his pretrial custody standing in Iron County as properly, however the modification was held pending overview by Weaver’s protection legal professional.
Weaver is being held in Washington County on the order signed by District Choose Keith C. Barnes and, pending no additional modifications, he’ll stay in custody with out bail till his trial.
Ed. Notice: A brand new Utah regulation usually prohibits the discharge of arrest reserving photographs till after a conviction is obtained.
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