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Janesville woman pleads not guilty in Walworth crash

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Pedro Oliveira Jr.
August 25, 2009
— A Janesville woman accused of causing a late June three-way crash in Walworth Township pleaded not guilty Monday to all charges.

Heather M. Weiland, 23, of Janesville is charged with six felony counts of causing injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle stemming from a June 23 crash. The charges are aggravated because Weiland had a small child in her vehicle, said Joshua Grube, Walworth County deputy district attorney.


Weiland failed to stop at a four-way stop at Highway 67 and County F, according to the Walworth County Sheriff's Office. Weiland's Jeep struck a Volkswagen Beetle and then hit a sport-utility vehicle.


The driver of the Beetle, Keishah E. King, 22, of Williams Bay was flown to a local hospital with critical internal injuries. She was taken to the intensive care unit where she was quickly brought to stable condition.


Other victims were treated and released from area hospitals.


King's father, Keith E. King, 40, of Williams Bay sustained minor injuries, according to the sheriff's office. The driver of the third car, Donna A. Spadoni, 40, of Fontana also sustained minor injuries.


Spadoni has filed civil charges against Weiland for personal injuries.


Capt. Scott McClory of the sheriff's office said there was a second passenger in Weiland's car, Samantha J. Koslo, 22, of Janesville. No injuries were reported for the child or Koslo.


Deputies also cited Weiland for open intoxicants in a vehicle, inattentive driving, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to wear a seatbelt.


She is due in court again Sept. 22 for a status conference.



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