CASPER, Wyo. – The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) said Thursday that Pinedale’s wife Mariah Edwards, 28, was arrested on multiple counts after allegedly driving under the influence of an early roadblock Wednesday morning.
The incident began when SCSO MPs responded to a medical call around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning with a person who allegedly collapsed while driving in a parking lot at the Best Western Hotel in Pinedale. The declarant said the driver who collapsed struck their vehicle.
“SCSO MPs responded to the Best Western and located a car that matched the description,” the SCSO said. “As they approached the vehicle, the deputies found a female driver behind the wheel. She refused to get out of the vehicle or speak with MPs.
At this point, Edwards would have put the vehicle in reverse and backed up into a tree and proceeded to exit the parking lot “at a high speed eastbound on Pine Street.”
The deputies chased the vehicle through town.
“Another MP was already at the south end of town near the OBO market and grocery store and coordinated with MPs to perform a vehicle block on Pine Street,” the SCSO said. “As the chase approached the intersection of Sublette Avenue and Pine Street, the driver accelerated towards the roadblock and struck the rear driver’s side of our K9 Patrol vehicle.”
“After impact, the suspect vehicle continued east on Pine Street, crossed the lane westbound, then crashed into a rock, eventually coming to a stop in the Ridley parking lot.”
After crashing into the rock, Edwards was arrested and taken to the Sublette County Detention Center for alleged DWUI, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault, assaulting a peace officer, escape and absence. seat belt.
“The driver, deputy and K9 were all taken for a medical evaluation at the Pinedale Medical Clinic and released without serious injury,” the SCSO added.