Charges added in Montreal fatal drunk driving crash
HURLEY — A 17-year-old Hurley resident who faces a count of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle has entered not guilty pleas to misdemeanor charges related to the traffic death.
Paige Rene Grayson, 17, of 210 Copper St., was the driver in a Sept. 14 single-vehicle accident in the city of Montreal that resulted in the death of Trevor Mylly, 17, of Ironwood. A passenger in the vehicle, he died of a massive skull fracture.
Grayson is being represented by attorney Mike Korpela and on Monday charges of operating while intoxicated, speeding, operating left of center, driving without insurance and operating with a prohibited alcohol content were added in Iron County Court.
Iron County Judge Patrick Madden said the misdemeanor charges will “track” with the felony allegation.
Grayson is free on a $50,000 signature bond under a house arrest provision. She may not leave her parents’ house, except to seek medical attention.
Homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle carries a penalty of up to 25 years in prison and court costs up to $100,000, plus revocation of the driver’s license for five years.
Medical records indicated Grayson’s blood-alcohol level was .237, or about three times the level used to determine intoxication.