Woman arrested after fleeing rollover crash facing multiple drug charges
A woman that fled the scene of a vehicle rollover on Tuesday is now facing multiple criminal charges, including possession of controlled substances.
Local law enforcement reported at around 5 p.m. Wednesday that Lauren Ashley Walters of Grand County had been arrested. Walters reportedly fled the scene after her SUV rolled Tuesday afternoon on Highway 40 near Mary Jane, according to police.
Walters, who was said to be in her late 20s, was transported to the Grand County Jail and held on a $10,000 bond, which she posted late Wednesday and was released from custody.
She now faces multiple charges including possession of a schedule-one controlled substance, possession of a schedule-two controlled substance, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and failing to provide proof of insurance. Officials indicated the potential for additional charges in the future.
Walters’s first scheduled court appearance, an advisement, is set for Sept. 5.
Local law enforcement searched for Walters since approximately 5 p.m. Tuesday evening after they were called to the scene of the crash on Highway 40. The incident was the result of the Walters, driving, a GMC Yukon, attempting to pass on the right using the dirt shoulder, according to the Fraser-Winter Park Police.
Initial reports from the scene indicated Walters fled on foot into the nearby forest. Officials believed Walters had a leg injury sustained during the crash and employed the Grand County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit to search the area surrounding the crash Tuesday evening.
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