Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 26, 2013
Tooele woman allegedly runs into boyfriend with car

A Tooele woman has been charged for allegedly hitting her boyfriend with a car while intoxicated.

According to a probable cause statement, Tristalea Lomeli, 22, was in a vehicle with her boyfriend on March 18 when the two started arguing near 700 N. 100 West. The boyfriend, who was the driver, pulled over, got out, and dared Lomeli to hit him with the vehicle.

The statement says Lomeli got behind the wheel and allegedly drove into her boyfriend. He reportedly jumped onto the vehicle’s hood and held on, but slid off when Lomeli turned a corner. He stumbled onto the road, suffering severe cuts and road rash.

Tooele City Police that responded to the scene reported that Lomeli allegedly smelled strongly of alcohol, was unsteady on her feet and had slurred speech.

According to the probable cause statement, Lomeli told police that she had been drinking. A blood draw was taken to determine blood alcohol content and analysis is pending. The officer also discovered she had a denied driver’s license and had no valid proof of insurance.

Lomeli was booked into the Tooele County Detention Center on charges of no driver’s license, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving on a suspended or revoked license, and aggravated assault.

Court charges filed against Lomeli last Tuesday include aggravated assault, a third-degree felony; driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, a class B misdemeanor; operating a vehicle without insurance, a class B misdemeanor; and driving on a denied license, a class B misdemeanor.

Lisa Christensen

Staff Writer at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Lisa covers primarily crime and courts, military affairs, Stansbury Park government and transportation issues. She is a graduate of Utah State University, where she double-majored in journalism and music, and Grantsville High School.

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