Suspect Enters Plea On Path Of Collisions [AUDIO]
A Casper woman was in court last Thursday to face multiple drunk driving charges stemming from an incident where a parked car and two fences were damaged the morning of May 18th. Wednesday morning, just before 11:
Stephanie Harshman, 27, appeared before Circuit Court Judge Michael Huber to answer to charges of driving under the influence, driving a vehicle without a breath sampling ignition device, hit and run, property damage and interference.
According to police affidavit, a call came in that a vehicle had hit a parked car and a chain link fence at a daycare center. Soon after, another call came in that someone had hit a fence on 20th Street, this time with a witness who said the female driver appeared intoxicated when she got out, looked at the damage, then got back in the car and drove off, dragging part of the chain link fence.
An officer found Harshman passed out behind the wheel. After being brought to consciousness, Harshman was given a field sobriety test, which she failed. A man at the residence she had been staying confirmed that she had been driving the car involved and that he had removed some fencing from the vehicle.
Once at the jail, Harshman is said to have refused to provide a breath sample.
At Harshman’s appearance, Assistant District Attorney Randall Carnahan recommended a bond of 2,500 dollars, noting that Harshman had very recent DUI conviction on May 3rd.
Harshman pleaded not guilty and asked for a jury trial. Judge Huber set bond at 1,500 dollars.