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Woman charged in accident

Thursday, November 15, 2007

OREGON COUNTY -- An Alton woman has been charged with several offenses following a traffic accident Oct. 7.

Trooper D.B. Pounds with Troop G of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said in a probable cause statement filed at the Oregon County Prosecuting Attorney's Office that Lila A. Weyland, 45, of Alton has been charged with operating a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition (prior offense), operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner involving an accident, driving off the roadway and colliding into an embankment, operating a motor vehicle while driver's license/privilege has been revoked, and failure to wear a seatbelt.

Pounds said in the statement that he responded to an accident on Oregon County Road 402 where the driver of the vehicle, Lila Weyland, was being transported by private vehicle to Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) in West Plains due to injuries she had suffered in the accident.

Pounds said the Weyland vehicle had traveled off the right side of the road, overcorrected and slid across the roadway, struck an embankment, and finally overturned, resting on its top.

The officer said he went to OMC and told Weyland that he was conducting an accident investigation. Pounds said he smelled a moderate odor of intoxicants from her breath.

The officer said he asked her to take some field sobriety tests and she agreed. He said due to the extent of her injuries he was unable to perform a balance test. Pounds said he detected six failing points on the Nystagmus test. He said Weyland was unable to provide enough air for the portable breath test.

The officer then asked Weyland to provide a blood sample for an alcohol test which she did. She failed the test registering 0.103. The legal limit for driving while intoxicated in Missouri is .08.

Court records show that Weyland pleaded guilty on July 13, 2005, to driving while intoxicated in June of 2005.

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