DUI trial for Weyher postponed
Third District Court Judge Bruce Lubeck has postponed the DUI and assault trial for Summit County Democratic Party chair Robert Weyher.
Weyher is accused of kicking at officers as they attempted to arrest him for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol near Kimball Junction April 24.
The development magnate who operates Weyher Construction Co. faces a class A misdemeanor for assault against a peace officer and two class B misdemeanors for DUI and allegedly interfering with his arrest.
Weyher refused to place his hands behind his back when ordered by an officer, Summit County prosecutor Gus Chin said.
"[Weyher] continued to be uncooperative using vulgar language while making various demands," court papers filed by prosecutors state.
Weyher refused to submit to a blood test at the Summit County Jail, Chin said.
The suspect also faces misdemeanor charges for speeding and failure to signal a lane change.
According to a Third District Court clerk, a pre-trial conference scheduled Aug. 22 for Weyher was postponed until Oct. 31.
Weyher’s 2-day jury trial is scheduled to begin in Silver Summit on Nov. 8 the day after Election Day.
"Whether it’s the Republican Party or the Democratic Party, people are flawed, people make mistakes," Laura Bonham, secretary of the local Democratic Party, recently said.
Weyher was allegedly traveling 40 mph in a 25 mph zone when he was pulled over near Tanger Outlet Center, court documents state.
"[The trooper] smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from his mouth and noted that the defendant had bloodshot eyes, a flushed face and slow, deliberate and somewhat slurred speech," Chin claims.
Weyher has maintained he is not guilty of the charges.
His attorney, Gail Laser, was not available for comment before press time.
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