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Submitted by Newsroom on June 13, 2011 – 11:57 am4 Comments

DUI CRASH

Suspect faces multiple charges

By News Director Leslie Stratmoen

SHOSHONI, Wyo. – A man from Shoshoni was arrested over the weekend for drunk driving and could be facing further charges for leaving the scene of a crash that injured three people. The drunk driver was identified as 21-year-old Anthony Taylor. He was arrested by a Fremont County Sheriff’s Deputy Friday night for suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Det. Sgt. Ryan Lee of the sheriff’s office says Taylor is suspected of leaving the scene of an accident after crashing his vehicle into another on Muskrat Road near Shoshoni. The crash was reported by a 911 caller at 11:30 Friday night. The detective says Taylor tried to leave on foot after his vehicle got stuck, but was located and detained by law enforcement.

Taylor’s passenger, a 45-year-old man, also from Shoshoni, was injured in the crash, along with two people in the other vehicle. They were both taken to the Riverton hospital with what the detective called non-life threatening injuries.

The case is now in the hands of the Fremont County Attorney’s Office for further review.

PROPERTY DESTRUCTION

Man arrested for property destruction

By News Director Leslie Stratmoen

LANDER, Wyo. – In Lander, police arrested a Rock Springs man over the weekend for felony property destruction.  

22-year-old Samuel Phalen is alleged to have thrown a rock through the window of the Popo Agie One Stop Sunday morning.

Lander Police Chief Fred Cox says the suspect was caught on the store’s video surveillance camera trying to kick out a window of the liquor store, first, then throwing the rock though the window of the sporting goods section.

The rock was estimated at weighing about 38 pounds.

The suspect was located by police on Main Street after a five hour search. At that time, he was stopped, questioned and tested. He registered a blood alcohol content of .09.

RASH OF THEFTS

In a separate matter, the Lander police chief is warning the community to lock vehicles at night and keep anything of value out of sight. He says, there’s been an increased number of thefts from automobiles, and notes there’s been six reported since the first of the month. Any suspicious activity should be reported to the police, immediately.

KVOW kicsk off — ‘Is That Legal?’

By News Director Leslie Stratmoen

RIVERTON, Wyo. — Today, KVOW launched its new series on Chit Chat called ‘Is That Legal’ sponsored by Vincent & Rutzick law office. The series will air the second and fourth Monday of the month on Chit Chat, right after the 8 o’clock news.

The kick-off show featured Attorney John Vincent sharing his personal background and career history, then answering the question: “How do I choose a lawyer?”

He said there are several rating firms to check out before you make your choice. And prices will differ, because each firm sets its own fees. A successful pairing, he said, is really about building a relationship. It has to be a good fit – for both the client and attorney.

To listen to the discussion, go to the Chit Chat page.

 Wyo Kid Safety Campaign: Got wheels? Wear a helmet

Wyoming kids are gearing up for summer fun – and the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association is working to make sure that “gear” includes a helmet. The organization distributes hundreds of free bicycle helmets each year, and presents safety demonstrations at fairs and schools. W-T-L-A President Bryan Ulmer says helmets reduce injuries whether kids are bicycling, skateboarding or riding a scooter.

  “There’s a lot of tremendous recreational opportunities in our state, a lot of which can involve some degree of danger if safety precautions are not taken.”

Since 1999, more than eight thousand helmets have been handed out around the state.

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4 Comments

Comment by pinky jim
2011-06-13 18:29:49

wow they finely got him about time i hope they keep his this time!!!

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Comment by Fred
2011-06-13 19:43:47

They need to throw the key away on Mr. Taylor he has caused enough trouble around Fremont County don’t people learn from other ppls mistakes we just recently had a high school girl killed by a drunk driver!!! What does it take to keep idiots like this off the roads?!

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Comment by sofaspud
2011-06-14 09:05:34

He didn’t kill anyone yet. Don’t ya know we just slap them on the wrist and send them on their way until they kill someone.

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Comment by Fred
2011-06-14 13:07:40

Yes sofa I know what you mean this idiot was abusive to a close friend of mine and as soon as the let him out he took off to cali, now he is back causing other ppl pain. they need to throw away the key. He is abusive to woman!!

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