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Thanksgiving Weekend Arrests

Two people were injured and a third person was arrested on several charges following a two vehicle accident around 6:48 Wednesday night.

According to the Carmi Police Department report issued by Chief of Police Jason Carter, Deanna and Don Wayne Williams were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries following the crash which occurred on Highway One at Little Giant Grocery.

Wayne Williams was cited for failure to yield turning left. Wayne and Deanna, both of Carmi, were in one vehicle while Daniel Altizer of Fairfield was in the second vehicle.

Altizer was cited for having a suspended driver’s license, possession of cannabis in a motor vehicle by the driver and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

“Wicked Wednesday,” the night before Thanksgiving also netted a Carmi woman on a DUI charge.

According to the police report, Haley S. Cason of 1109 Valter Drive, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after she crashed her vehicle. The report indicated Cason was driving on the wrong side of the road, when she left the roadway and struck a utility pole on Oak Street. Cason was cited for improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed plus the DUI of alcohol.

Cason was held on the three charges, pending a court appearance.

Friday morning just before 11, Kevin T. Stucky of 623 North First Street, Carmi, reported someone had keyed his truck. That incident remains under investigation.

Two people were arrested Sunday just before 6 p.m. following a traffic stop at McDonald’s here in Carmi.

Belinda A. Vogt, 706 Burrell Street, Carmi was charged with unlawful display of motor vehicle registration. She was released on a pre-trial release on a notice to appear. Vogt was also cited for operation of an uninsured vehicle.

A passenger in the Vogt vehicle, Dustin Lee Pierce, 262 County Road 1525 North, Enfield was detained and remained in custody Monday morning.

Pierce is charged with possession of cannabis in a motor vehicle by a passenger, possession of methamphetamine and unlawful use of property.


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