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Driver in accident faces charges

May 22, 2013
KYLE WHITNEY - Journal Staff Writer ( , The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE - A Marquette woman pleaded not guilty Monday to a drug charge in connection with a Friday afternoon accident in downtown Marquette.

The Marquette City Police Department reported Ariel C. Williamson, 20, was driving a four-door Ford westbound on Washington Street at approximately 4:40 p.m. Friday when the car collided with two parked cars and struck a sign. Police said both of the other vehicles - a Honda SUV and a four-door Toyota - were legally parked at the time of the accident.

Williamson was arrested and was charged with possession of a controlled substance-non-narcotic (clonezepam) and reckless driving. She pleaded not guilty Monday to both charges.

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Emergency response personnel work at the scene of an accident Friday afternoon on Washington Street in Downtown marquette. The alleged driver of the vehicle, a 20-year-old Marquette woman, was arraigned Monday on possesion of a controlled substance and reckless driving charges. (Journal photo by Adelle Whitefoot)

Williamson is being held in the Marquette county Jail on a bond of 10 percent of $7,500 and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing May 31.

No injuries were reported in the accident.

Kyle Whitney can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 250.



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