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Laramie County Governmental Complex on 20th Street in Cheyenne. WTE/file

CHEYENNE – A woman who hit a motorcyclist on June 17 and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence saw her case bound over to Laramie County District Court last week.

Ashtain Marie Fleischhacker, 21, faces four counts stemming from the crash that saw the motorcyclist, Rebel Kuebel, suffer multiple cranial fractures that required surgery, according to the probable cause statement.

Fleischhacker faces one felony count of DUI with serious bodily injury-previous conviction, and three misdemeanor charges, including possession of marijuana, open container and driving under suspension.

When Cheyenne Police responded to the scene at 9:54 p.m. at East 15th Street and Logan Avenue, they found Kuebel lying unconscious on the ground next to his 1994 Harley Davidson Glidemaster motorcycle and Fleischhacker sitting alone in her 2013 Ford Focus. Officers noted that Fleischhacker had “glazed eyes, slurred speech and admitted to consuming a ‘tall’ beer at Alf’s Pub,” the probable cause statement said.

A witness reported that Fleischhacker had tried to pour out the contents of a bottle of tequila before police arrived. The bottle was found on the rear floorboard of the vehicle, and a spilled liquid was present outside the driver’s door.

The same witness reported that Fleischhacker continued to drive east and did not stop until her path was blocked.

Officers also found marijuana pipes containing burned marijuana and a small amount of the drug in a baggie in her glove compartment.

Fleischhacker was previously convicted of a DUI in March, according to court documents. If convicted of the current DUI charge, she faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

She has been released on a $10,000 bond.

Jake Sherlock is the adviser and lead instructor for the journalism program at Laramie County Community College. He wrote this for the WTE as a freelance writer.

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