On October 7th, just after 6:30 p.m. Riverton Police officers were dispatched to East Monroe Avenue for multiple reports of a hit-and-run accident.
The driver allegedly responsible for the incident had run away from the scene according to witnesses. Court documents noted the crash on East Monroe caused, “significant” damage to two vehicles.
Upon arrival, RPD officers had several witnesses pointing toward a female that was running east down the street. The female was captured and placed in handcuffs in front of an East Monroe residence, in a front yard.
The woman was identified as 36-year-old Theresa Oldman. While speaking with her, officers observed her to be intoxicated. Court documents stated that Oldman was “slurring her speech, and her eyes were bloodshot and glossy.”
During the interviewing process, RPD officers were informed by a dispatcher that the vehicle matching Oldman’s was involved in a different hit-and-run that had occurred earlier that day on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Wind River Police Department officers were investigating that accident.
There were no reported injuries in the Riverton accident. We do not have information about the accident investigated by WRPD.
Court documents show that Oldman refused a standardized field sobriety test. She also initially denied that she was the driver of the vehicle involved in the crash, and said the driver had also fled the scene. Multiple witnesses told RPD and WRPD officers that Oldman was the only occupant in the vehicle.
After Oldman was booked, she cooperated with taking a breath sample to provide her blood alcohol content. The BAC read .134%.
Theresa’s initial hearing was waived on October 22nd and will be transferred to District Court for arraignment.
She is charged with two counts “Felony Driving or Having Control of a Vehicle While Under Influence,” both penalties are punishable by imprisonment of up to 7 years (each) and a fine of up to $10,000 (each.) Additionally, she is charged with an “Enhanced Penalty” due to 3 previous DUI charges, two in 2010 and one in 2015.
Oldman is also charged with “Duty To Stop Vehicle Where Accident Involves Damage To Attended Vehicle Or Property” and “Failure To Maintain Liability Insurance.” Both of those penalties could combine for up to an additional 6 months and 20 days of imprisonment, as well as an additional fine of up to $1,700.
All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.