Troopers say alcohol likely contributed to crash |

Troopers say alcohol likely contributed to crash

"I’m OK, I’m just a little beaten up around the edges," said Oakley resident Shelley Weiss, an outspoken advocate for the Latino community, when reached Friday. "Always wear your seat belt."

Both airbags in her car inflated during a traffic crash that involved Weiss Wednesday near a curve on S.R. 32 near her home in Oakley.

"[Weiss] went left of center and hit a [pickup truck]," Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Preston Raban said, adding that her vehicle then turned over. "She had to be extricated from her car."

Investigators suspect Weiss may have been under the influence of alcohol when she crashed her sport utility vehicle.

Weiss didn’t perform any field sobriety tests before she was taken to the hospital, Raban said, adding, "we perform a blood draw so we can have our evidence at that time."

Without the results of the blood test, Raban says charges against Weiss are still pending. She has not been arrested.

To represent her in court she hired Park City attorney Bruce Savage, who wasn’t immediately available to comment.

"I take any alcohol-related driving stuff very seriously and if that was something I was involved with I would take that very seriously," Weiss said. "If I get charged with something I’ll handle that in the most responsible way I could."

There were no passengers in her car, she said.

"The jury is still out I’m innocent until proven guilty," Weiss said. "I’ve got questions and that’s why I brought an attorney into the mix."

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