Woman pleads guilty in wreck

Cally Ann Schneider was driving under the influence when she hit two people on a motorcycle in September.


WALLA WALLA -- A woman who was driving under the influence of alcohol and struck two people riding a motorcycle in College Place last September pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon in Superior Court to two counts of vehicular assault.

Cally Ann Schneider, 58, faces a standard-range prison term of 12 months-and-a-day to 14 months when she's sentenced later.

The prosecution is recommending the low end of that range in exchange for her guilty pleas.

Schneider, of 204 S.E. Fourth St. in College Place, admitted driving a sport utility vehicle while under the influence when the wreck occurred at South College Avenue and Sunny Drive about 3:55 p.m. Sept. 18.

A police officer who arrived at the scene saw that the SUV had struck the motorcycle and gone over the top of it, according to a police report filed in court.

A female witness reportedly said she saw the SUV veer into the oncoming lane of travel and, afterward, saw two riders of the motorcycle rolling on the street.

The riders, Alan J. Parker and Sanjuana Y. Page, suffered various injuries. They were taken by ambulance to Providence St. Mary Medical Center for treatment.

After the crash, the officer reportedly smelled a strong odor of alcohol emanating from Schneider. She submitted to a portable breath analysis, which resulted in a reading of .209 -- more than twice the legal limit in Washington state.

Schneider was booked into the County Jail, but was released pending further court proceedings after bail was posted Oct. 3.

She remains free pending sentencing.

Terry McConn can be reached at terrymcconn@wwub.com or 526-8319.


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