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Traffic Accident Leads to DUI Arrest

posted Feb 2, 2017, 7:47 AM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Mar 2, 2017, 4:18 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

On January 31st at around 8:30 p.m., Mesquite Police Officers were called to the 900 block of Chaparral Dr regarding a vehicle accident.  A vehicle was traveling Eastbound on Chaparral and had driven right into the rear end of a vehicle parked on the shoulder.  The parked vehicle was empty, and thankfully nobody was hurt.  Once officers began investigating the accident, they observed the driver may be impaired by alcohol, and possibly unsafe to drive.  After investigating the accident and the driver, officers placed the driver under arrest, and transported her to the Mesquite Detention Center. 

Leigh Roessner, 45, of Mesquite Nevada, was arrested and charged with: One misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of alcohol and one misdemeanor count of failure to maintain travel lane.