Jewkes' arraignment set for March 25


SUBLETTE COUNTY – The Jackson driver charged with two felony aggravated homicide charges after colliding with a truck driven by a Pinedale man will appear by video in 9th District Court on March 25.

Jade S. Jewkes was arrested and charged after the two-vehicle collision on New Year’s Day that killed Shane Deal, who was driving south on Highway 191 in Hoback Canyon. The aggravated homicide charges include the degrees of intoxication that Jewkes was allegedly driving under the as she headed north on Highway 191, according to court records.

The first charge states that Jewkes was driving with an alcohol concentration of .08 percent or more; the second says she was intoxicated to the degree of rendering her incapable of safely driving, court records show. Each of these carry maximum penalties of 20 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

She is also charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor that has maximum penalties of six months in jail and a $750 fine.

After her attorney John LaBuda rescheduled her Circuit Court preliminary hearing several times, she waived her right to the hearing and was bound over to 9th District Court on March 8.

Jewkes’ arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m.

Jewkes was released to her parents on $150,000 cash or surety bond. She is not allowed to drive, travel outside of Teton County or contact Deal’s family.

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