Royal woman arrested for OWI after investigation of car accident, fire

Royal woman arrested for OWI after investigation of car accident, fire
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A Royal woman was arrested for OWI and other charges Tuesday morning after the Clay County Sheriff’s Office completed an investigation into a vehicle that was found on fire in a ditch last month.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Lezly Boblit, 42, this morning in connection to the incident, which occurred the afternoon of Oct. 18.

That day, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a vehicle in the ditch. The car was on fire and had been slightly burned. The report did not indicate where the vehicle was located.

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During an investigation, the sheriff’s office found the driver, Boblit, had been drinking alcoholic beverages. She suffered possible injuries from the accident and had been transported to the Spencer Hospital E.R.

At the E.R., the sheriff’s office continued to investigate for OWI and requested a urine sample for testing.

The test results from the Department of Criminal Investigations indicated Boblit had been operating the vehicle while intoxicated, according to the sheriff’s office report.

Boblit met with a deputy Tuesday morning and was taken into custody.

She was charges with OWI (second offense), an aggravated misdemeanor; open container and failure to maintain control, both simple misdemeanors.

Boblit was held to appear before the magistrate.

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