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Man faces felony charge after Natrona County rollover crash

Domenic Charles McAfee (courtesy of the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office)

CASPER, Wyo. —  A Casper Man is facing one felony charge of Driving While Under the Influence, and multiple other misdemeanors, after a July 28 rollover crash in Natrona County.

Court records show that Domenic Charles McAfee, age 39, was arrested following a crash during the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 28, 2020. He faces a felony charge of Driving While Under the Influence on a Third or Subsequent Offense. He he also faces misdemeanor charges of Driving Under Suspension and Driving Without an Interlock Device.

Deputies say that they responded to the scene of a rollover crash, at approximately 1:06 am Tuesday, in the area of Bessemer Rd and State Highway 220.

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An affidavit filed in the case describes a brown colored pickup truck, resting on its right side, in a ditch near the roadway. The horn on the vehicle was still activated, and deputies say the crash appeared to have just occured.

Contact was made between emergency crews and McAfee who was found as the only occupant inside the vehicle and was described as “unharmed” in the affidavit.

Deputies describe finding a full Bud Light beer can inside the pickup.

The suspect is reportedly said to have told emergency responders that he was “f—ed up,” and saying that he had “too much” to drink.

The affidavit goes on to say that McAfee was arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence. Subsequent investigation showed that McAfee had three prior driving under the influence convictions within the past ten years. Deputies noted that the convictions date to 2011, 2017, and April of 2020.

Law enforcement also notes that McAfee was found to have had a suspended license, and that he was required by court to have an ignition interlock device on his vehicle. Deputies say not such device was found in the vehicle the night of the crash.

NCSO says that tracks indicate the truck had been southbound on Bessemer Road North, and had failed to negotiate a turn. The truck is then believed to have left the roadway and traveled about fifty feet off the road, up a steep hill, and overturned at least once, rolling down the hill to its place of rest.

After refusing transport by ambulance, and being cleared by medical personnel, the NCSO says that McAfee was arrested and transported to the Natrona County Detention Center.

During a hearing at Natrona County Circuit Court, on July 28, McAfee was handed a bond amount of $10,000. He remained in custody of the Natrona County Detention Center as of the morning of July 31, 2020.

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.