CASPER, Wyo. — A crash on Friday that left one motorcyclist injured has also led to the arrest of a Casper woman.
According to law enforcement records, 35-year-old Kam Lopez was arrested during the late morning hours of April 26, 2019. She faces recommended charges including Driving While Under The Influence- With Injury, Controlled Substance Possession, Open Container in Vehicle, No Insurance, and Failure to Provide a Driver’s License.
Police say that they were dispatched to the area of the 1600 block of East Yellowstone Highway, just before 10:30 am on Friday, to a call of an accident with injuries.
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Reporting parties said that a vehicle had hit a motorcycle.
Officers responded to the area and found a motorcycle in the middle of the eastbound lane of Yellowstone Highway, and a silver passenger vehicle off to the side of the road.
The motorcyclist was said to be bleeding from the right leg, with what appeared to be a compound fracture.
The rider was transported to an area hospital, but was able to speak with officers before being transported. An affidavit filed in the case says that the rider told officers that they were riding westbound on Yellowstone Highway, at approximately 30 miles per hour, when the silver passenger vehicle began to pull into the roadway.
The rider said that the vehicle hit them and the rider slid into oncoming traffic.
Police also made contact with the driver of the sedan and her passenger.
The passenger said that the two had been leaving an area motel on the way to work. The passenger said that the sedan started to pull onto Yellowstone Highway and collided with the motorcycle.
The affidavit describes the driver, identified as Lopez, telling officers that she “didn’t even see [them] coming!”
During the contact with Lopez, police say that she smelled strongly of alcoholic beverage and admitted to having a “couple of shots” of whiskey and vodka. Lopez was described as slurring her words and being unsteady on her feet.
Lopez was ultimately taken into custody and transported to the Natrona County Detention Center.
Police then say that a subsequent inventory of the sedan yielded a suspected marijuana pipe and two bottles of Fleischmann’s vodka and a partially consumed bottle of Jägermeister.
All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Natrona County District Attorney’s Office.