Burnet woman charged with intoxication assault after hitting pedestrian

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Michelle Weems

MICHELLE WEEMS

BURNET — Authorities have charged a Burnet woman with intoxication assault after she collided with a pedestrian on Texas 29, according to a Burnet Police Department report.

The incident happened about 7:30 p.m. June 13 in the 2200 block of Texas 29.

According to the report, Michele Lee Weems, 34, was traveling eastbound in a Chevrolet pickup on the outside lane on Texas 29 near Bertram.

Robby Stockwell, 38, of Burnet County was walking westbound on the south side of the highway.

Authorities received a 9-1-1 call from a motorist about a vehicle hitting a pedestrian. Crews arrived to find the suspect had stopped her vehicle several yards from the scene.

“Miss Weems’ vehicle struck Mr. Stockwell, knocked him about approximately 20 feet off into the bar ditch,” Burnet Police Chief Paul Nelson said. “She stated that she thought she hit a mailbox. She never saw him. She admitted she was texting and driving.

“Through the investigation, she showed some clues of being impaired,” he added.

Stockwell was taken to University Medical Center Breckenridge in Austin with life-threatening injuries.

“To this day, he is still alive, multiple surgeries. He’s in bad shape,” Nelson said June 23.

Weems remains in the Burnet County Jail in lieu of bonds totaling $290,000.

She also faces charges in connection with two warrants for possession of a controlled substance in Llano County.

Results of a toxicology test are pending.

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