Weyher pleads not guilty
May 31, 2006
Summit County Democratic Party chair Rob Weyher pleaded not guilty Tuesday to accusations of assaulting a police officer, interfering with an arrest, driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane change and speeding.
Weyher was charged with the misdemeanors in Silver Summit Third District Court May 9 after he was arrested near Kimball Junction in April.
Around midnight, Weyher was stopped in the parking lot at the Tanger Outlet Center in Snyderville for speeding, Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Randall Richey said.
A trooper arrested Weyher after the officer conducted field sobriety tests to determine the suspect was impaired, Richey said, adding that alcohol was found inside the vehicle.
"I think it was a misunderstanding and I’m hoping that everything can be worked out," said Weyher’s Park City-based attorney, Gail Laser at the time of his arrest. "Our assumption is that Rob will be exonerated."
Weyher allegedly resisted when officers tried to place him in the patrol vehicle, Richey said, adding the Weyher was attempting to push and kick the trooper.
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"There were more problems at the jail with the jail staff when they were trying to process him," Richey said.
Responding recently to the assault accusation, Weyher said "I have no idea whatsoever where that came from."
A pretrial conference is scheduled for Weyher June 27.